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Sinclair has created this frequently asked questions (FAQs) knowledge base to help answer common questions anytime 24/7. Just type in your question below and we will search for the answer. You can also browser answers by topic or category.

What is the average class size? Professor to student ratio?

Sinclair's student/faculty ratio, of 19:1 is among the lowest at any Ohio college. Sinclair's regional centers have an even smaller ratio, meaning more individual attention.

What career advising is available?

The Academic Advising Center offers Career Advising to help students define their values, talents and interests, and connect them to programs of study that lead to the realization of their career and academic pursuits. If you need help selecting a program of study Career Advising is the first step in providing you the help needed, call 937-512-3700 for an appointment or schedule online.

How do past students rate the quality of Sinclair?

Sinclair graduates rating the overall quality of Sinclair as good to excellent 96%. As students complete courses and graduate, they are surveyed on their experience with Sinclair to continually help drive improvements to our academics and services.

The Region's Choice

Sinclair remains the Southwest Ohio Region's primary choice for college education having awarded more degrees and certificates than any other Ohio Community College over the last 5 years (Source: Ohio Board of Regents). More students in the Dayton region choose Sinclair for their undergraduate degree than any other local college. More people, from the eight county region (Darke, Miami, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Warren), study at Sinclair than study at any other single University in the World!

Is Sinclair Community College accredited?

Sinclair is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) ( The HLC is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States that are approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Sinclair has been continuously accredited by the HLC since April 1970.

Founded in 1887, Sinclair has been a leader in the region for 131 years. Sinclair is consistently ranked among the top community colleges in America. In 1989, Sinclair was selected for membership in the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College, and, in 2001, became one of the League’s elite Vanguard Colleges.  "Vanguard" is a term designated by the League to recognize the top twelve two-year institutions in North America that focus constantly on student and learner access and success.

Does Sinclair provide and support diversity?

Sinclair challenges all faculty, staff, and students to foster a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity. Sinclair offers many services and resources to help foster diversity in our community. Learn more about Diversity on Campus.

One of Sinclair's strategic priorities is Equity. "The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated." Learn more about Sinclair's mission.


When are the important registration deadlines?

Here you can find Important Deadlines for Registration dates and the full academic calendar.

Are we at higher risk of crime due to Sinclair's downtown location?

Sinclair Community College is located in the Dayton Police Department Central Business District (CBD) which has the lowest crime rate in Dayton. Although the jail could pose a problem with escapees, they are very rare. Also, inmates escaping from jail try to get as far away from the jail as they can. The college is in an excellent location for quick response from our officers and both the Dayton Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's office.

Where can I find campus closing and alert information?

You can sign up text and email alerts for campus closings at

In addition to the text and email alerts, all delay and closure announcements will be available on the homepage of the college website (, on Sinclair's Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the college information line 937-512-2888. The local media news channels will also be alerted to changes in Sinclair's schedule.

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