Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) opened in 1963 as Ohio’s first community college and remains Ohio’s oldest and largest public community college. For more than 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community.
Tri-C’s campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment. The College also opened a Hospitality Management Center on Public Square in downtown Cleveland in 2010 and the Brunswick University Center.
Each semester Tri-C offers more than 1,000 credit courses in more than 190 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula. Tri-C also grants short-term certificates, certificates of proficiency and post-degree professional certificates. The College serves more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students annually and offers day, evening and weekend classes. More than 600 non-credit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. Tri-C offers more than 600 courses fully online or in a blended format, and more than 130 courses at various locations throughout the community, close to home and work.
Tuition at Tri-C is the lowest in Northeast Ohio and among the lowest of all colleges in the state of Ohio. The College ranks 1st in Ohio and 25th in the nation in conferring associate degrees, all disciplines.
Its main campus is in Clifton, with branch campuses in Evendale (the Workforce Development Center), Harrison (an airport), and Middletown. The College also maintains satellite operations at the Great Oaks Career Campuses and other locations across the region.