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 Cuyahoga Community College 

Name: Cuyahoga Community College
President: Jerry Sue Thornton
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Large City
Year Established: 1963

Governing Board Website


Cuyahoga Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 31,250
Part Time: 59.7%
Full Time: 40.9%

Male: 37.6%
Female: 62.4%

African-American: 32.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.8%
Hispanic: 3.8%
Native American: 0.6%
White: 54.0%


 Cuyahoga Community College President

Jerry Sue Thornton

 Cuyahoga Community College Board Chair

David W. Whitehead
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Cuyahoga Community College has been committed for almost 50 years to providing outstanding education and career development. Faculty, staff and administration are committed to student success with a keen focus on the completion of degrees and certificates. We believe that every student has the potential to achieve their goals and our organization is motivated to ensure their success.”

Interesting Facts

  • Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is one of 22 Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges. Achieving the Dream is a multi-year national initiative dedicated to improving the success of community college students. Of particular interest are students traditionally faced with a number of significant barriers, such as students of color and low-income students. 
  • Tri-C is the oldest and largest two-year community college in Ohio, serving over 55,000 students annually at seven campuses. The college ranks first in Ohio and 45th nationally in conferring associates degrees in all disciplines.
  • Tri-C is a leader in health care training, with associate degrees and certificate programs in over 25 health careers. The College ranks first in Ohio and 10th nationally in conferring associate degrees in nursing.
  • Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is an international educational and cultural festival providing local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their creative work, highlighting the enduring elements and important directions in this distinctly American music. Held annually, it is the largest music festival in Ohio, and the largest educational jazz festival in the country.
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