James A. Rhodes State College

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Rhodes State College
Type Public
Established 1971
Students 2,912[1]
Location Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
Mascot Barons
Website www.rhodesstate.edu/

Rhodes State College is a public community college in Lima, Ohio. The school offers Associate degrees. The college shares a campus with the Ohio State University at Lima.


Rhodes State College, previously Lima Technical College, was founded in 1971 in Lima, OH. This institution was based primarily on technical training of students who lived in Allen County, OH. Over five hundred students enrolled during the first year. By the mid 1990s, Lima Technical College offered over seventy Associate and other certificate degree programs.[2]

In 2002, Lima Technical College changed its name to James A. Rhodes State College in order to honor the former governor. Rhodes played a major role in developing Ohio's two-year colleges. It is now referred to as Rhodes State College.


  1. ^ As of fall 2016. "Headcount Enrollment at University System of Ohio Institutions, Fall 2007 to Fall 2016" (PDF). Ohio Department of Higher Education. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "James A. Rhodes State College", Ohio History Central, July 12, 2006, http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=2522

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 40°44′18″N 84°01′40″W / 40.738348°N 84.027676°W / 40.738348; -84.027676

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