Colleges in Cleveland

Colleges in Cleveland

Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is Ohio’s second largest city and became a large manufacturing hub due to its location near canals and railways. Its economy relies on financial services, healthcare, and biomedicals, too. Nicknamed the Forest City because of the heavily forested nature of the city, Detroit is home to more than just Virginia pine and pitch pine, there are also eight higher education institutions in the 216 (area code).

Ohio’s first community college was founded in Cleveland in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College. Better known as Tri-C, the 2-year institution maintains multiple campuses in Northern Ohio with a heavy concentration in and around Cleveland, offering more than 200 programs for its upwards of 25,000 students. The primary trade school in the area is OTC, Ohio Technical College, which is a for-profit automotive technical school. The Cleveland Institute of Technology is headquartered in Cleveland, as well, another for-profit institution, but offers distance-learning education in electronics and computer technology.

Two fine arts institutions are settled in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, including the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland has been associated with the popular music since Cleveland DJ Alan Freedman orchestrated the first rock and roll concert at the Cleveland Arena. While the Cleveland Institute of Music is more tied to The Cleveland Orchestra and Case Western Reserve than with rock n’ roll, music plays a significant role in the city. The Cleveland Institute of Art, a private institution focused on art and design, offers bachelor’s fine arts.

The two research institutions in the city are the Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University. Serving more than 11,000 Case Western was established in 1967 via a merger between two colleges, while Cleveland State is the largest in the area, serving more than 17,000 students. As a member of the University System of Ohio, CSU offers more than 200 academic programs and has more than a dozen research collaborations.

Cleveland has a high number of homes without a car and several areas of the city have high walkability scores, such as Downtown, Ohio City, and University Circle, where Case Western, the Institute of Music, and the Institute of Art are located, along with several museums, university hospitals, and more. For mass transit, Clevelanders use the Rapid for both light and heavy rail lines. There are also bus rapid transit options and intercity transport available via Greyhound. Car travel is largely done on roads, but there are three interstate highways and two limited access highways. The nearest airport is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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Originally founded as a teacher-training school, Kent State University is a 4-year public research university in northeast Ohio. Kent State hosts ten colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 300 areas of study. Additionally, KSU is home...

“…Kent State University is way too often grossly stereotyped and given the reputation of having low standards. I have found my programs and the staff that I have worked with to be highly qualified. The atmosphere and diversity of the campus truly...” – Robert from Strongsville, OH

Founded by the merger of Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science, Case Western Reserve University is a 4-year private research institution in Cleveland. Case Western features nine schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 95...

“…Case Western is a school that is very focused on academics and research. It is quite academically rigorous, but also very rewarding. Using "Think Beyond the Possible," as their motto, Case Western drives their students to achieve their goals, even...” – Elanda from Fairview Park, OH

Cleveland State University is a public university in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Among the university’s 10 colleges hosting over 175 degree-granting academic programs, Cleveland State is home to the only film school in the state of Ohio. For the...

“…Cleveland State is a wonderful college. Engineering and Business is there specialty. At Cleveland State you will meet many people and be eligible for an excessive number of scholarships.” – Unknow From Cleveland, OH

John Carroll University is a private institution affiliated with the Jesuit Catholic church. All students at John Carroll University must complete an Integrative Core Curriculum and Jesuit Heritage study course before graduation. Many students...

“…It is a small school and a close-knit community, so it is a great place for those unsure of the larger universities. The campus is beautiful and it is definitely a great place to do studying outside in the warmer months. Also for those who are not...” – Valentina from PA

One of the nation’s first colleges to admit students of both genders and all races, Baldwin Wallace University is a liberal arts and sciences university in the Cleveland metro area. BWU is home to colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and...

“…Baldwin-Wallace College is great place to be. The institution is warm and welcoming; it feels like every student and faculty member are apart of your family. Aside from the humble atmosphere, BW offers many community service, internship, and job...” – Courtney from Cleveland Heights, OH

Lake Erie College is a private, 4-year institution established in Painesville, Ohio. LEC offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate majors, as well as over 25 minors, with a unique CORE general education curriculum that aims to cultivate all of the...

“…Lake Erie College is a private school that is full of life. The teachers are always available and want each student to succeed. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) I give Lake Erie College a 12!” – Stephanie from Dublin, OH

Close by the shore of Lake Erie, Lakeland Community College is a 2-year community college in northeast Ohio. Lakeland features more than 130 degrees and certificates and several noncredit workforce and professional development courses. The Holden...

“…the teachers are very nice and helpful. the campus is a good size, so everything is easily accessible. it is a fine place to start college and earn your beginning credits. ” – Erika from Chesterland, OH

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a college of arts, media, and design in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. CIA confers degrees in 15 artistic majors such as Animation, Game Design, and Ceramics. In addition, CIA requires all students to...

“…The Cleveland Institute of Art is a very unorthodox campus. Its students are varied and unique, and not afraid to let their true personalities shine. ” – Adam from Strongsville, OH

Ursuline College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Ursuline provides over 30 bachelor’s degree programs, pre-professional programs, minors, and certificate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs. Ursuline...

“…Rewarding educational experience” – Erica from Massillon, OH

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a conservatory that presents over 400 concerts to the public during every school year. CIM is one of just three independent conservatories in the country to focus solely on classical music performance. In addition...

Cuyahoga Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with its traditional class offerings, Tri-C also offers online course options through their flagship Cable College program, which has been offering...

“…tri-c is a good school to attend, even better if you have no idea what to do. tri-c will help student figure that out. they also help students not fall behind with many tutors. ” – Theresa from Lakewood, OH

Originally founded at the local high school, Kent State University Geauga is a regional campus of Kent State in northeast Ohio. The Geauga campus offers nine bachelor’s degree programs as well as the opportunity to begin classes in 282 other Kent...

Founded by Lithuanians displaced by World War II, Telshe Yeshiva is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in northeast Ohio. Telshe Yeshiva offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Talmudic and Torah Studies. As an institution dedicated to training future...

Remington College Cleveland is a trade school and a campus of the Remington system in the Cleveland metro area. The Cleveland campus hosts seven vocational associate degree majors and seven diploma-granting programs. In addition to its academic...