FINANCIAL AID RATE85%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO16:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE32
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,877
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Cuyahoga Community College District
Also known as Columbus State
550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH
Cuyahoga Community College District, known as "Tri-C," is a two-year community college in Ohio. Tri-C is ranked 45th in the United States in conferring associate's degrees. It offers associate's degrees in numerous programs of study, and more than 140 career and vocational training certificates through its "Corporate College" program.
Tri-C has campuses throughout Ohio offering 130 courses, and more than 700 distance learning (online) courses are also offered. Tri-C partners with many four-year colleges and universities so that students can transfer their credits directly to another institution. Tri-C partners with several online colleges as well, so that online credits or an online degree earned from Tri-C is transferable to degree programs at other online institutions of higher learning.
Tri-C also accepts credits that have been earned at other institutions, and its "Agency to College Pathways" program helps students determine which credits they may apply towards a Tri-C associate's degree, professional certificate or other study program. Tri-C is also helpful in guiding students who are returning to school after military service.
Cuyahoga Community College was founded in 1963 as Ohio's first community college. It is still the oldest and largest public community college in Ohio.
Cuyahoga Community College's academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall, spring and summer semesters.
Colleges and Schools
Since Tri-C is a two-year community college it is not divided into colleges and schools, but has many different departments and programs of study in a variety of disciplines.
Many student support services are offered at the Tri-C, including personal counseling, tutoring, more than 30 special interest groups, an honors program, a Technology Learning Center, Veteran's Services, and more. The Office of Student Life, Athletics & Recreation is a good resource for students looking for the right activity or group to get involved in. Academic counselors are available to help guide students through the process of transferring their Tri-C credits to a four-year college.
Tri-C "Challengers" teams compete in seven intercollegiate sports, and Tri-C is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).
The following sports are offered at Tri-C:
- Cross Country & Track
Tri-C students may study online or at one of several Tri-C campuses in the Ohio area. All Tri-C campuses have excellent amenities that include libraries, computer centers, cultural centers, and athletic fields.
The Tri-C campuses and locations include:
- Brunswick University Center
- Corporate College East
- Corporate College West
- Eastern Campus
- District Administrative Offices
- Hospitality Management Center at Public Square, Cleveland
- Metropolitan Campus
- Unified Technologies Center
- Western Campus
- Westshore Campus
In addition to its college curricula, Tri-C offers GED courses, youth classes and youth summer camps that are open to the community.
The Tri-C JazzFest, a musical festival in Cleveland, Ohio that features top jazz artists, offers concerts at various Tri-C locations and throughout the community. It is open to the public and runs from late April through early May.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Cuyahoga Community College District accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,400-$4,100
- Out-of-State: $8,100-$9,763
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $270-$330 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,948|
|Receiving Student Loans||35%||$1,990|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Cuyahoga Community College District may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Cuyahoga Community College District
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
Campus: Cuyahoga Community College - Metropolitan Campus
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1971)
Campus: Cuyahoga Community College - Western Campus
- Radiology Technician Program
- * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1989)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Cuyahoga Community College District by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Cuyahoga Community College District.
- Lakeland Community College in Painesville, OH (19 miles away)
- Lorain County Community College in Sandusky, OH (21 miles away)
- University of Akron Wayne College in Akron, OH (44 miles away)
- Stark State College in Columbus, OH (45 miles away)
- Kent State University at Trumbull in Canton, OH (46 miles away)
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