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Cleveland Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Cleveland Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Cleveland, Ohio

There are at least 20 colleges in Cleveland, listed and described below. These schools represent 57,719 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 43,642 full-time students, and a reported 6,994 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Cuyahoga Community College District, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University.

We also provide an extensive list of Ohio Colleges.

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South University


Cleveland, OH

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Hamrick School


Medina, OH

Get hands on truck driving training with Hamrick School.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Cleveland with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, various nursing, social work, medicine, biomedical engineering, banking, psychology, business administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 9,844 students, 7,122 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,484 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 590-690. Math: 620-720. Writing: 580-680.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Central School of Practical Nursing Cleveland
4600 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103-0000

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 79 students, 171 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Chancellor University
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and administration, accounting, legal assistant, human resources, liberal arts and humanities, computer support, marketing studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 570 students, 355 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106-1710

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: multimedia, painting, drawing, interior design, textile arts, medical illustrator, sculpture, illustration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 485 students, 498 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 105 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 470-540.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106-1776

  • Programs: music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 453 students, 474 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, curriculum and instruction, law, psychology, social work, communication studies, finance, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 15,038 students, 12,087 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 842 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 410-540. Math: 400-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Huron School of Nursing
13951 Terrace Rd
Cleveland, OH 44112-4399

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 289 students, 208 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

John Carroll University
20700 N Park Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44118-4581

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, communication studies, marketing, biology, English, accounting, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,766 students, 3,535 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,962 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-590. Math: 490-600. Writing: 480-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Notre Dame College
4545 College Rd
Cleveland, OH 44121-4293

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, accounting, education of learning disabled, psychology, reading teaching, business and related services, marketing, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,490 students, 1,373 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 501 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 410-520. Math: 420-550.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Cleveland Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants
2450 Prospect Ave E. 2nd Flr.
Cleveland, OH 44115-2285

  • Programs: medical assistant, dental assistant, medical records admin, pharmacy tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 126 students, 364 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Cleveland Municipal School District Adult and Cont
4600 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

  • Programs: carpentry, welding, child care provider, electrician, office data entry, machinist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 97 students, 124 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Cuyahoga Community College
700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2878

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, early childhood education, business management, licensed practical nurse, legal assistant, administrative assistant, criminal justice and police
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 24,563 students, 16,019 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Ohio Technical College
1374 E 51st St
Cleveland, OH 44103

  • Programs: automobile mechanics, motorcycle mechanic, autobody repair, vehicle maintenance, mechanic and repair, diesel mechanics, truck and bus driver, electrical installation and repair
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 919 students, 1,312 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Independence Colleges 2 7,109 370  
Lakewood Colleges 1 56,646 262  
Rocky River Colleges 1 20,735 98  

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