Cuyahoga Community College

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School Overview

Cuyahoga Community College, more commonly known as Tri-C, was established in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1962. With major campuses in Highland Hills, downtown Cleveland, and Parma, Tri-C provides education for much of Northeast Ohio. The school also includes two Corporate College instruction centers in Warrensville Heights and Westlake.

Cuyahoga Community College, which is both the largest and the oldest community college in the state, continues to grow year after year. As of 2010, the student body included more than 31,000 students. Tri-C offers associate degrees and professional certificates in various fields of study, including visual arts, business, communications, education, engineering technologies, and nursing. The college offers a large selection of career-oriented health and clinical services programs.

For those seeking associate degrees, Tri-C offers more than 1,000 classes in a variety of settings, from a regular classroom environment to differing modes of distance education. Among these is Cable College, one of Cuyahoga Community College’s flagship endeavors. Cable College, established in the early 1990s, uses cable channels in the Cleveland area to offer distance learning that is both live and interactive, yet can be accessed from the convenience of and television with access to local cable stations.

An advocate of educational progression, Tri-C has transfer agreements with universities and schools offering four-year bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees, further aiding its students to further their education.

Cuyahoga Community College is fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has received high acclaim from the American Association of Community Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115-2878

(216) 987-4200

Fax: (216) 696-2567

Contact: Rena Mason

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 987-4000

Total undergrads: 23,744

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,126

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,339


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for some health technology programs (SAT or ACT required).

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Music – General A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Management Information Systems A
Real Estate A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Early Childhood Education A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health Services – General A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Police Science A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cuyahoga Community College District Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (800) 954-8742
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115-2878
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,655
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,615 (32% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,322
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,136
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,207

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cuyahoga Community College District Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cuyahoga Community College District.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 710
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Construction Trades 53
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 88
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1421
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 14
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Precision Production 31
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 55
Grand total 5966

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cuyahoga Community College District and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,322
Out-of-state $8,136
Books and supplies $1,700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,347 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,045 66% $5,207
Student loan aid 567 36% $2,164

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,481 36% $6,138
Federal student loans 4,699 20% $3,105

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cuyahoga Community College District. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cuyahoga Community College District students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cuyahoga Community College District Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 23,655
Undergraduate enrollment 23,655
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cuyahoga Community College District Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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