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Universities and Colleges in Cleveland

 

Cleveland, the second largest city in Ohio, is located on Lake Erie. The U.S. Census Bureau reports a 2009 population of over 431,369 with a negative city growth rate of approximately 9 percent from the previous census. Cleveland is home to an urban population that enjoys a diverse range of culture and entertainment including: three major league sports teams playing at recently renovated stadiums; hiking and biking across more than 50,000 acres of parkland; winter sports including snowboarding and snow tubing; downtown nightlife, arts and music scene; and the rock and roll hall of fame. In 2009, Forbes ranked Cleveland #14 in its list of best cities for singles.

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Studying at Colleges and Universities in Cleveland, OH

The University of Toledo reports that there are ten major colleges and universities in Cleveland. These include Cleveland State University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cuyahoga Community College. Other major colleges, such as well-known liberal arts school Oberlin College, are located within very short driving distance of Cleveland. Cleveland is a large city but it is fairly easy to navigate. The streets are laid out in a clear grid pattern with very few one-way streets. The city's public transportation system, a bus and rail system, serves most attractions and areas of the city. Cleveland experiences four distinct seasons each year. Outdoor sports and activities are popular and range from skiing in the winter to water activities on Lake Erie in the summer. Cedar Point, a local theme park, is a popular place for students during the warmer months of the year.

Working in Cleveland, OH

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the 2009 mean annual wage for Cleveland was $41,930. This falls just below the national average of $43, 460. Ohio's July 2010 unemployment rate was 10.3 percent, slightly above the national rate of 9.5 percent. Graduates of Cleveland colleges can look to the following five industries, Cleveland's largest, for employment:

  • Office and administrative support
  • Sales
  • Production occupations
  • Food preparation and serving occupations
  • Transportation and material moving occupations

The BLS reports that average monthly spending in Cleveland is approximately $650, which is exactly in line with the national average, and according to the ACCRA cost of living index, Cleveland was near the national average in most major categories indexed.

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