- Mission of the college is to provide high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services — including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs —that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.
Cuyahoga Community College District serves 18,754 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 18,754 students
- In-state tuition: $3,953
- Out-state tuition: $7,468
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 38%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Cuyahoga Community College District ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 2,254 teachers has grown by 213% over five years.
Cuyahoga Community College District
(OH) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
The student population of Cuyahoga Community College District has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Cuyahoga Community College District diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,953 is less than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,468 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- Cuyahoga Community College opened in 1963 and was Ohio's first community college. It now serves 55,000 students each year at three traditional campuses, two Corporate College locations, 50+ off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet. More than 700,000 county residents have passed through Tri-C's doors, representing one in five county residents. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), the first and largest community college in the State of Ohio. Tri-C offers a top quality education and flexible learning options at the lowest tuition in Northeast Ohio. Tri-C's campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College campuses in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment. Tri-C, Ohio's largest community college, offers associate degrees, certificate programs and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Students can choose from nearly 1,200 credit courses in over 130 career, certificate and university transfer programs. More than 125 off-campus credit courses are available at various locations near home, at work sites, on cable television, and via the Internet; and over 225 non-credit workforce and professional development courses are offered each semester through Corporate College and Workforce Development. The College holds institutional memberships in numerous national educational, professional and accrediting organizations. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Cuyahoga Community College District cost?
Cuyahoga Community College District's tuition is approximately $3,953 for In-State students and $7,468 for Out-State students.
What is Cuyahoga Community College District's ranking?
Cuyahoga Community College District ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.
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