Cuyahoga Community College & Diversity

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About Cuyahoga Community College:

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.   

Tuition at Tri-C is the lowest in Northeast Ohio and among the lowest of all colleges in the state of Ohio.  

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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. 

More than 600 non-credit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year.


The College serves more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students annually and offers day, evening and weekend classes; classes via television, the Internet, and independent learning.

Tri-C offers more than 800 Distance Learning courses and more than 130 courses at various locations throughout the community, close to home and work.

The College ranks 1st in Ohio and 25th in the nation in conferring associate degrees - all disciplines.


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.


A Northcoast '99 Employer:

Cuyahoga Community College has been recognized as a Northcoast 99 employer of choice for 3 consecutive years!

At Cuyahoga Community College, we strive to attract, retain, and motivate a quality workforce in order to ensure that the overall mission of the College "to provide high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services--including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs--that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community" is achieved.

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is fortunate to have a true mosaic of people who contribute daily to create a dynamic and rewarding learning and working environment. Tri-C stands with the belief that diversity enriches not only the institution but society as a whole, and is therefore committed to appreciating diverse perspectives and valuing the collective differences and similarities that make Tri-C a leading community organization.

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