Cuyahoga Community College District

700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2878
Tel: (800)954-8742
27,084 students
Public institution
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Cuyahoga Community College District serves 27,084 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Cuyahoga Community College District is one of 14 community colleges within Cuyahoga County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Cleveland Institute of Electronics (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 718 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Cuyahoga Community College District (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 718 staff 29 staff
Cuyahoga Community College District Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 27,084 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 27,084 students 510 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 27:1
Cuyahoga Community College District Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 9,073 students 322 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 18,011 students 248 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Cuyahoga Community College District Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Cuyahoga Community College District Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Cuyahoga Community College District Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Cuyahoga Community College District Black (2007-2015)
% White
Cuyahoga Community College District White (2007-2015)
% Non Resident races
Cuyahoga Community College District Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Cuyahoga Community College District Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.44
Cuyahoga Community College District Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,753 is less than the state average of $5,022. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,268 is less than the state average of $9,226. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,753 $5,022
Cuyahoga Community College District In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,268 $9,226
Cuyahoga Community College District Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 94%
Cuyahoga Community College District % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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