From Ohio History Central
During the late nineteenth century, David A. Sinclair, director of the Dayton, Ohio, Young Men's Christian Association, established a vocational and technical school for adults. This institution eventually became Sinclair Community College. With an enrollment of approximately twenty-four thousand students in 2006, Sinclair Community College has become one of the largest community colleges in the United States. The League for Innovation in the Community College also has designated Sinclair Community College as a "Vanguard Learning College." This distinction, given only to twelve schools per year, honors Sinclair Community College for its dedication to its students and for its creation of successful programs to assist students in attaining their degrees. Sinclair Community College's tuition is the lowest in Ohio thanks to the voters of Montgomery County, who subsidize the institution.