Sinclair Community College is the largest single campus community college in Ohio and currently enrolls over 24,000 students in hundreds of credit and non-credit courses on its downtown Dayton, Ohio campus, at 11 neighborhood centers, at 25 senior center sites, and through distance learning opportunities on commercial and cable television, audiocassette, and the Internet. Our remarkable faculty, staff, and students exhibit quality as evidenced by frequent national and state awards.
Sinclair began in 1887 as YMCA Secretary David A. Sinclair's dream to provide a quality program of practical education for area residents. Since its inception, the institution has been a reflection of Montgomery County and its people and has played a significant role in the growth and development of the community. Sinclair has been recognized for its ongoing tradition of growth, change, development, and continued high standards of educational excellence. Its most important tradition, however, has been one of service to area residents and employers by providing realistic educational opportunities with excellence in an ever-changing, technology-oriented world.
The excellence of the College's expanded educational offerings has been recognized both locally and nationally. In 1990, Sinclair became a member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College and, as such, is one of the leading community colleges in the United States and Canada. Today, the College offers over 3,000 courses each year on campus, at distant sites, and via distance learning. Like all community colleges, it enrolls women and minority students in larger numbers than universities. Sinclair Community College has received over $47 million in grants over the past ten years including seven current projects funded by the National Science Foundation.