VAN WERT, Ohio – On June 30th of this year, Northwest State Community College purchased the former Kennedy Manufacturing building located at 520 E. Sycamore Street in Van Wert. We are in the process of beginning a $3.5 million renovation to create a full-service college campus to serve Paulding and Van Wert counties and the neighboring communities. Our goal is to have the Van Wert campus open and operational in early 2024, and we would like to hear your thoughts on program offerings, scheduling, learner supports, and co-curricular activities.

Please help Your Community’s College by completing this short 5-minute community survey. The survey can be accessed using the following QR Code [see bottom of this page] with your phone’s camera, or by visiting this link:

If you have any questions, you may email the Dean, Dr. Jon Tomlinson (, or stop by our storefront located at 122 N. Washington Street in Van Wert. 

To begin your future educational career or gather more information, please visit the Van Wert Campus website at