Almost every public institution is worried about cuts in eligibility for Federal tuition grants and student loans, with new rules suggesting low graduation rates, low placement rates, will be grounds for cutting funding.

Community College is supposed to be a good value, and a great stepping stone to a 4 year degree. However according to this study- Sinclair is mediocre at best.

Walletehub has released its list of the best and worst community colleges for 2017 and Ohio’s did not fare well.

None of Ohio’s 23 community colleges made Wallethub’s top 200 and all of the schools of southwest Ohio fell in the lower half of the rankings, according to the report. Wallethub ranked 728 community colleges.

Clark State Community College came in at 567, while Edison State Community College was ranked 622 and Sinclair Community College ranked 641. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College ranked 544 and Columbus State Community College came in at 669.

The rankings were decided based equally on three factors including a cost and financing category which considered tuition price and some states that offer free community college. The other two main factors were educational outcomes which included retention and graduation rates and career outcomes which considered loan default rates and salaries of grads, according to Wallethub.

Source: Ohio Community Colleges get low rankings in new report

If it wasn’t for Columbus State Community College, Sinclair would rank worst in the state.

And for this ranking- they increased our taxes 2 years ago with a second smaller levy- and now, claim we need to renew their larger levy to keep growing- inside and outside Montgomery County.

It’s time to demand accountability, and justify the continued funding of an institution that doesn’t pay its staff well, refuses to allow the teachers to unionize, has an abundance of highly paid administrators including a President making $411,570
The top five:

  1. Steven Johnson, president: $411,570
  2. Dave Collins, senior vice president of provost’s office: $170,566
  3. Jeff Boudouris, vice president and CFO: $170,566
  4. Deb Norris, senior vice president of Workforce Development: $168,474
  5. Madeline Iseli, senior vice president of advancement: $164,487

Note, Norris left the fall, after years of not hitting goals and setting up a very expensive training space at Austin Landing.

It’s time to expect more and pay less for Sinclair Community College until they score much higher on the value delivered scale. Notice, all those high paid executives- and not a single actual professor makes the top 5.

Administrators topped Sinclair’s payroll. The 11 highest-paid employees had the name “president” or “provost” in their title. The top grossing faculty member ranked 13th: biology professor J. Michael Erbe, who made $139,121 last year. ibid

It’s time to improve teaching performance and cut the pay of the presidents.