Sinclair Community College completed an exceptional 2017-2018 fiscal year on June 30, 2018. The college acquired a new campus location in Centerville, earned the right to award bachelor degrees, received a perfect 5.0 financial rating from the State of Ohio and received ten more years of full accreditation and a spotless academic review from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
“This is a singular and incredible year of achievement for Sinclair,” said Sinclair College President, Steve Johnson. “Perhaps most important, at our commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 6, we celebrated another record year of 5,800 degrees and certificates that will be completed by more than 4,200 students by the end of the summer term. I am incredibly proud of everything our college has been able to accomplish up until this point. We look forward to the upcoming year and I am energized by the great things Sinclair will be doing for the region in the months and years to come.”
Sinclair’s 2018 Commencement ceremony witnessed the largest graduating class in the history of the college with a record number of high-school students graduating with a Sinclair degree while still in school. There were also a record number of women graduates, African-American, Hispanic and Asian graduates. The college’s Prison Education Program awarded a record-number of credentials to incarcerated individuals with job-ready skills needed for re-entry into society and the workforce.
Other important accomplishments include the planning and opening of the Ned J. Sifferlen Health Sciences Center and the development of a new integrated Student Services Center. The re-design and renovation project will support a holistic service model that meets the various needs of Sinclair’s new and continuing students in a centralized location.
Lastly, after a period of planning and communicating with key internal and community stakeholders, the college’s Board of Trustees decided to update the strategic priorities and strategies to keep Sinclair fresh and aligned with the needs of the community well into the future.
Over the past ten years, students have earned over 38,000 degrees and certificates from Sinclair College. These credentials will result in increased earnings and opportunities for students and their families and help expand the workforce of the Dayton Region. Nearly 90% of Sinclair graduates stay in this community.