The College turned into named an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2009, recognized as “Top within the Nation for Student Success” with the Leah Meyer Austin Institutional Student Success Leadership Award in 2012, and named a “Great College to Work For” by way of the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2011 and 2012. Annually, the College serves greater than 4,000 students. With campuses in Zanesville and Cambridge, fully online programming, apprenticeship programming, commercial enterprise and industry programming, and partnerships with more than 40 nearby college districts, Zane State College has undergone fast transition of student demographics aided in element via a rapidly improving economic system and the regional effect of the oil and fuel enterprise. The College is dedicated to assembly the academic needs of its college students and the education and development desires of its commercial enterprise and carrier organization companions.
Zane State has been awarded several multiyear grants aiding for overhauling processes, software solutions, and organizational structures focused on the entire student experience from high school dual enrolment and initial inquiry, continuing through initial intake and registration, redesigned curricular pathways, and all the structures that support student success through completion and eventual career placement or transfer to a baccalaureate degree institution. With generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges with additional support of Achieving the Dream, The Aspin Institute, Centre for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Research Centre, Jobs for the Future, The National Centre of Inquiry and Improvement, and Public Agenda, Zane State College is one of thirty colleges across the United States working to design and implement structured academic and career pathways at scale for all the institution’s students. This work will require a full review and modification of the curricula, annual schedule, and how students are engaged so that significant improvements in student completion are achieved. The first Pathways Institute was held in the fall of 2015 and will conclude in the fall of 2017. Zane State College is renewing its accreditation through AQIP, the Academic Quality Improvement Plan.