Zane State College’s vision statement is: A Promising Future for Every One. For the past decade, Zane State College’s graduation rate has been tops in the state. Never satisfied, ZSC’s faculty and staff have worked hard to put students first and moving our three-year graduation rate of 22% in 2010 to 54% in 2019 – more than three times the state average. This also places Zane State College with the very best in the nation.
“I think it’s important to continue raising the bar to stay at the top of the list, and faculty and staff have embraced that challenge. The philosophy behind the work is simple: valuing our students,” ZSC President Chad Brown said. “If a student is going to attend Zane State College and trust us to help them, we will do all we can to make sure Every One achieves their academic goals. We realize there are many students who also take on student debt, and we take that very seriously. Students who take on student loans but don’t achieve their desired degree or credential within three years are more likely to drop out and never return. We are not just selling a widget. We are providing an opportunity that transforms lives.”
Dr. Brown suggests that this incredible accomplishment was made possible by quality faculty and staff, a commitment to the region and its people, as well as a 15-year Achieving the Dream* partnership. Throughout those 15 years, Dr. Brown spearheaded initiatives with a laser-like focus on improving student outcomes and college completion.
“Over these past 15 years, we have tried many things to improve outcomes. And while not all have been successful, we continue to add support structures, improve communication, and transform the student learning experience,” Brown said.
Come see for yourself how Zane State College can help you achieve your goals. You are welcome to attend one of our upcoming campus visits or stop by to talk with our Admissions team anytime from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each Wednesday. Click here for details: www.zanestate.edu/visit.
*According to the Achieving the Dream web site, its purpose is to lead “America’s largest network of community colleges working to become strong engines of student and community growth. ATD’s proven model helps colleges identify emerging needs and ways to improve practices across the full spectrum of capacities required for whole-college reform.”
The data referenced above was reported by the College Navigator on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System web site: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ and the Ohio Department of Higher Education web site: www.ohiohighered.org.