• 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 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)

Top Rankings

Cuyahoga Community College District ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,254 teachers has grown by 213% over five years.
Cuyahoga Community College District
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
2,254 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,754 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,014 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
13,740 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Cuyahoga Community College District.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
134 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,014 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
13,740 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
19%
12%
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% White
62%
72%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cuyahoga Community College District.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.57
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
24%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Cuyahoga Community College District and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,300
$31,900
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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
$3,953
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,468
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Cuyahoga Community College District and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Cuyahoga Community College District and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Cuyahoga Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Cuyahoga Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

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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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)

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Did You Know?

For Cuyahoga County, OH private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Cuyahoga County, OH community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Cuyahoga County, OH is The North Coast College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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