Cuyahoga Community College District

700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2878
Tel: (800)954-8742
  • 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 12 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cuyahoga Community College District(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty718 staff35 staff
Cuyahoga Community College District Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 27,084 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same 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 grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment27,084 students734 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:127:1
Cuyahoga Community College District Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students9,073 students450 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students18,011 students284 students
Cuyahoga Community College District Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cuyahoga Community College District Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Cuyahoga Community College District Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cuyahoga Community College District Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cuyahoga Community College District Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cuyahoga Community College District White (2007-2016)
% 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 Score0.550.44
Cuyahoga Community College District Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cuyahoga Community College District Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,300$31,400
Cuyahoga Community College District Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,953 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,468 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,953$5,885
Cuyahoga Community College District In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,468$11,160
Cuyahoga Community College District Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%92%
Cuyahoga Community College District % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,774$21,959
Cuyahoga Community College District Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,668$7,090
Cuyahoga Community College District Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
Cleveland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Cleveland is Cuyahoga Community College District. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.