New Adams County Campus Coming Fall 2019!

Adams Campus Concept

Southern State is constructing a satellite campus for the purpose of preparing Adams County residents for better jobs, higher educational attainment, lower unemployment, and to improve the region's competitive economic advantage.

Through collaborative partnerships with the Adams County Ohio Valley School District, the Adams County Career and Technical Center (ACCTC), local employers, and area social service agencies, Southern State is poised to contribute to reducing unemployment and improving the median income through its contributions to educational attainment and workforce development.

Adams County Campus Interior Concept
Adams County Campus Information

Since 1975, Southern State has been serving the entire southern Ohio region. As a leader in preparing students for local and surrounding workforce demands, the College boasts over 7,000 graduates, many of which live or have close ties to Adams County. Southern State has effectively partnered with all of the Adams County schools to assist families in leveraging the resources presented by Ohio's legislative opportunities. Public, private, governmental, and agency partnerships and collaborations speak to the shared desire to reposition Adams County as a driver of economic growth and economic attractiveness.

About the Facility

Functional aspects of the facility include space for workforce training, traditional classrooms, and student/community support services. The roughly 25,000 square foot space will be constructed in close proximity to existing education facilities including the ACCTC, West Union High School and Elementary, and within reasonable driving distance of other major communities within the county including Peebles, Seaman, and Manchester.


The Southern State Community College Trustees have pledged their full commitment to Adams County by selecting it as the College's only capital funding request in H.B. 497 (2013), pledging the proceeds from the sale of the former South Campus (Sardinia), seeking funding through various private and public entities through formal and informal requests, and positioning the project for additional funding in the upcoming 2016 Capital Bill.