James A. Rhodes State College

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James A. Rhodes State College
Established 1971
Type Public
Students 4,000 (approx)
Location Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
Website www.rhodesstate.edu/

The college shares their campus with Ohio State University, Lima Campus.[1] It is a public, state assisted institution offering 2-year degrees.[1]


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.

Rhodes continues to grow both in enrollment and diversity of associate degrees. Today Rhodes provides two-year Associate degrees and certificates in over ninety programs with an enrollment of three thousand students.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "James A. Rhodes State College". Ohio History Central. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  2. ^ "James A. Rhodes State College", Ohio History Central, July 12, 2006, http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=2522

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