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.

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.

Directory of Cleveland Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Cleveland

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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • Ranked #20 in the Top Public Schools in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs in 2014 by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked among America’s Top Colleges in 2013 by Forbes.
  • Offers over 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges, with numerous programs ranked among the top programs by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Ranked #20 in the Top Public Schools in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs in 2014 by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked among America’s Top Colleges in 2013 by Forbes.
  • Offers over 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges, with numerous programs ranked among the top programs by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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Get your career started with an education from Heritage College. We offer programs and degrees for a career as an x-ray medical technician, medical assistant, massage therapist, esthetician, surgical technologist, personal trainer, pharmacy technician, or cosmetologist.

Get your career started with an education from Heritage College. We offer programs and degrees for a career as an x-ray medical technician, medical assistant, massage therapist, esthetician, surgical technologist, personal trainer, pharmacy technician, or cosmetologist.

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  • Offers a 10% scholarship to eligible active duty, active and drilling members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Its accelerated online courses allow students to learn new course material every 5 ½ weeks.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Has been training students for creative careers since 1921. 
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  • Offers a 10% scholarship to eligible active duty, active and drilling members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Its accelerated online courses allow students to learn new course material every 5 ½ weeks.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • Has been training students for creative careers since 1921. 
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  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
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  • Recognized in the first Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits