About Zane State College

Your Community.
Your College.

Established in 1969, Zane State College is a two-year public college located in Zanesville, Ohio, and Cambridge, Ohio. ZSC students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of programs and certificates for an experience-based education for in-demand careers. Students wishing to earn a bachelor’s degree can also receive an affordable start at Zane State College through our transfer degrees.

ZSC’s mission to empower people through education is woven throughout all we offer. Course offerings are available at the main campus in Zanesville, the Cambridge Campus, the Natural Resource Center, and online. 

A Message from President Chad M. Brown

At Zane State College, we have a singular focus – helping our students succeed. That focus is why ZSC has had the best graduation rate among Ohio’s community colleges for the past ten years and is also among the very best in the nation!

Our College has been a fixture in the community since 1969. Over the past half a century, ZSC’s more than 13,000 graduates have helped to shape our communities and our region. Through our employees, our students, and our alumni, Zane State has an annual economic impact of just over $140 Million.

From the adult worker seeking additional education, to the high school student beginning college early through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program, we believe that a college education should be within reach for everyone. With fully online degrees to traditional classroom course formats, we strive to foster a positive learning experience and accommodate our students’ busy calendars with affordable, flexible courses. As a result, when we asked students to list what they loved most about Zane State College, our professors, cost, and classmates rose to the top of most appreciated aspects.

This academic year marks Zane State’s 50th anniversary. During this period, the College has grown with the community – and that growth still continues today with a focus on evolving regional workforce needs in the areas of electric utility transmission, advanced manufacturing, and automation.

Thank you for visiting our website. I encourage you to take a closer look at what we have to offer – click through our website, apply online, or come visit our campus. Together, let’s shape the next fifty years.

Dr. Chad M. Brown