Cleveland's revitalization means that students attending colleges in Cleveland can find a lively metro scene, with restaurants and breweries, as well as many museums and parks. Popular attractions include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and three professional sports teams. Budget-conscious college students can appreciate the affordability of living in Cleveland.
High school students enrolled in Ohio's College Credit Plus program can take courses from community colleges or universities — credits that can later be applied toward a degree at one of the colleges in Cleveland or beyond.
Two Cleveland colleges that have substantive career training programs are Cuyahoga Community College and Ohio Technical College.
Cuyahoga offers workforce education in healthcare professions, IT, engineering technology, manufacturing, public safety, trucking and construction trades. Its Manufacturing Technology Center is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S.
Ohio Technical College has more than a dozen automotive-related hands-on training programs, including those that focus on manufacturing, repair or restoration. The school also offers students affordable furnished apartments in the area.
Cleveland State University is a large, urban public institution that offers a wide array of undergraduate programs. Many students choose to pursue bachelor's degrees in business administration, psychology and clinical/medical laboratory science.
At Case Western Reserve University, a private institution established in 1826, students can select from a rich blend of academic programs — including dual degrees — and more than 50 Spartan sports.
Notre Dame College, a small liberal arts Catholic school, focuses on providing students with a values-based education.
The Cleveland Institute of Music is an independent conservatory devoted to classical music performance. Students can take non-music courses from Case Western to earn a dual degree.
All four universities in Cleveland have graduate schools, but two have extensive offerings:
Cleveland State University has graduate schools for business, education, engineering, liberal arts, science and health professions, urban affairs, nursing and law.
Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation's prominent independent research universities, has produced 16 Nobel Laureates and hundreds of new inventions. Physiology, finance, and social work are popular master's studies; law and medicine popular doctoral programs.