• Address: 700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878

  • Phone Number: 216-987-6000

  • Website: www.tri-c.edu


Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) is a 2-year public institution that is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and was founded in the year 1963. It is known as Ohio's first community college and is said to be the oldest and largest public community college in the locality. The college is providing quality education and is preparing students for the real world from the past 50 years. 

Cuyahoga Community College campus is in multi locations in Northeast Ohio. The Motto of the College is to provide high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services.

  • Cuyahoga Community College address is 700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878.

  • Cuyahoga Community College phone number is 216-987-6000

  • Cuyahoga Community College accreditation - The college is recognized and is accreditated by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • Cuyahoga Community College notable alumni are Halle Berry (Academy Award Winning actress), Jerome Caja (Performance artist), and more. 

  • The student to faculty ration of the college is 18:1.

Cuyahoga Community College Online

Tri-C offers several degrees and certificate programs either 100% online or more than 50% online.

  • Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C) offers 219 online programs across various multiple disciplines. cuyahoga Community College majors include Arts, Agriculture, Safety, Law, Accounting, Music, Nursing and many more.

  • Online Learning Student Assessment (OLSA) helps you determine how well you use study skills, navigate technology, and practice academic communication skills and is accessible 24/7.

  • Tri C login center is the platform available for all the students to log in into their profiles to view information relating to their courses, financial aid, tuition, events, announcements, and much more.

Cuyahoga Community College Reviews

Some of the reviews about the college are given below-

  • Cuyahoga Community College is an amazing school with staff who are very supportive and guide students on their dreams and help them find a way to achieve it, no matter how far out of reach they are. Students truly believe it is the professors.

  • Students love the affordability of the school. The different campus options are also a plus point to the students. Tri-C has a lot of programs to help students get on the right track for their careers. 


Institution Type

(2 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Cleveland, Ohio

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Historically Black College or University


Data Source: www.tri-c.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

Some of the highlights about the campus life in Cuyahoga Community College are-

  • Cuyahoga Community College Athletics-Athletic talent awards are available in all of the sports. It belongs to Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and National Junior college Athletic Association. It competes for various sports such as baseball, basketball, Volleyball and Many more. Cuyahoga Community College Baseball has won many laurels and has a good team with well-disciplined and talent mentor.

  • Cuyahoga Community College Bookstore-It contains all the materials such as Textbooks, Apparels, Gifts, accessories, Electronics at the price which is less and affordable by the students.

  • Cuyahoga Community College Clubs and organizations-Student Clubs and organizations cover a wide spectrum of interests exist to meet the needs of students. Some of them include Debate, Pottery, Sports and Recreation club and many more.


Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 59 % Part Time: 40 %
Total Population 23,987
Student Population Full Time: 7,680 Part Time: 16,307
Gender Division Male: 39 % Female: 61 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 14 %

The College Monk

Female: 11 %

Total Graduation Rate: 13 %

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C) offers 322 online programs across 26 Majors

Criminal Justice

Offering 9 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 56 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 13 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 25 programs accross 2 degrees

Biomedical Science

Offering 36 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 50 programs accross 2 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 15 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 12 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 21 programs accross 2 degrees


Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 20 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services Administration

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees


Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 24 programs accross 2 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 7 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The college works with students in identifying the resources available for them to make their education affordable. To be eligible for the financial aid, a student has to fill FAFSA form at the earliest.

Cuyahoga Community College federal school code/Tri C federal school code is 003040. 

Some of the financial aid given are as follows-

  • Federal aid has grants such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct Parent PLUS loan. Federal Work-Study option enables students to work and earn for their studies.

  • State aid includes choose Ohio First, Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program, Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Ohio Education, and Training Voucher Program, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship.

  • Cuyahoga Community College scholarships include the Academic Excellence Scholarship, Black American Council Scholarship, Hispanic Council Scholarship.

  • Military aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $4,192
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,836
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,774
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,010

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 66% $5,085
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $5,606
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 66% $5,532
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 4% $1,326
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 12% $2,520
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 12% $2,520
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 4,309
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 238 $1,257
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 238 $1,257

Data Source: www.tri-c.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.


The Tri C college library serves students, faculties, and staff members by providing them access to the materials they need and also help them with the academics and research. 

  • Cuyahoga Community College (TRI-C) Library-The Tri-C Library provides students, faculty, staff and community members access to a wealth of information resources including books, journals (both print and electronic), media.

  • It also provides access to Share eBooks & Online Resources where a student can have access to various resources such as audio, video and journal of various topics.

  • A student can also access various online resources and eBooks through various platforms such as the Credo Reference, LearningExpress, OhioLINK, OneDrive, and many more.

  • A student can also request books and materials from other partnered libraries if it is found that the college library doesn't hold that particular material.

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