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Columbus State Community College

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Phone: (614) 287-5353 View Additional Phone Numbers 550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses

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In 1963, the Columbus Board of Education created the Columbus Area Technician School for two-year postsecondary technical programs. In 1965 the Ohio Board of Regents gave approval to create the Columbus Technical Institute which was granted charter effective July 1, 1967. As a state assisted technical college, CTI was authorized to deliver technical programs planned and intended to qualify students to pursue technical careers. On July 1, 1987, CTI was rechartered as Columbus State Community College by action of the Ohio Board of Regents supporting the establishment of a comprehensive community college. An Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs were added to meet the lower division course requirements of baccalaureate degree programs offered by colleges and universities in central Ohio and the state.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Columbus State Community College include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 2
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 4
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Columbus State Community College
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 01, 1970 Business started: 09/01/1963 in OH Business started locally: 09/01/1963 Business incorporated 05/25/1966 in OH
Type of Entity

Educational Institution

Business Management
Dr. David T. Harrison, President Ms. Stacey Mulinex, Director Mr. David Metz, Director of Financial Aid, Director I, Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Ms. Linda Shinn, President's Office
Contact Information
Principal: Dr. David T. Harrison, President
Principal: Ms. Stacey Mulinex, Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Linda Shinn, President's Office
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Method(s) of Payment
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order
Alternate Business Names
Columbus State Community College Bookstore Columbus Technical Institute (FKA) CSCC
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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