Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland, OH 44115

Cuyahoga Community College District (Tri-C) is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Tri-C was established in 1963 and it now has more than 26,000 students enrolled. This is actually the very first community college in the state of Ohio. It is also the largest and offers a large number of associate’s degree programs to its students in many different academic fields of study. Students will have many transfer options for their credits as well, allowing for smooth transfers to larger four-year universities. There are also several career and technical certificate programs for students to consider. Tri-C is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Tri-C nursing program offers a practical nursing track, an associate’s of applied science degree in nursing program, and an RN-to-BSN nursing continuum program. The RN-to-BSN program is designed to help RNs transfer their credits over to CSU so that they can continue on to earn bachelor’s degrees. Both the practical nursing program and the associate’s degree in nursing program are going to take place on Tri-C campuses. The programs are designed to blend classroom work with laboratory experiences and professional clinical field experience. The nursing programs at Tri-C have the approval of the Ohio State Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 31 242
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 23
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.9%
  • NCLEX-PN: 89.6%

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20.95 miles away
Stark State College
44.94 miles away
EHOVE Career Center
50.29 miles away
North Central State College
67.01 miles away
Terra State Community College
76.93 miles away
Wayne County Community College District
90.9 miles away
Community College of Beaver County
92.19 miles away
Erie Business Center
92.87 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/31/1969 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
09/01/1969 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$249/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $5,940 $11,205
ADN 70 $7,350 $9,240 $17,430
BSN 125 $13,125 $16,500 $31,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of Cuyahoga Community College District's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 65% $4,547
Other Federal Grant 41% $517
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $1,800
Federal Student Loans 35% $1,306
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,083
$30,001 to $48,000$4,764
$48,001 to $75,000$6,690
$75,001 to $110,000$8,459
Over $110,000$9,062

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Past Presidents Parley - Nurses' Scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio, Past Presidents Parley, has a program to assist students pursuing a degree in the nursing field. The applicant must be an honorably discharged ...

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides funding for nurses who intend to serve as instructors or students who intend to serve as nurses after graduation. Recipients of ...

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in ...

Service League Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited school of nursing located in Ohio. They must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. ...

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nurse profession such as a male nurse or nursing students who are American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black or ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.

Cuyahoga Community College District
700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

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