Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) is a community college in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and was founded in 1963. It is known as Ohio's first community college and is the oldest and largest public community college within the state of Ohio.

Cuyahoga Community College
TypeCommunity college
PresidentAlex Johnson
Location, ,
MascotStomp the Triceratops[2][3]

Tri-C schedules on the semester basis, and offers over 1,000 courses in associate degree programs through traditional classroom settings as well as distance learning services and its flagship offering known as Cable College. Cable College has offered classes live through the Cleveland area cable companies since the early 1990s. The institution promotes academic advancement through transfer articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Tri-C is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Tri-C ranks at number 1 in the state of Ohio and 25th in the nation, in providing associate degrees of all disciplines.


Cuyahoga Community College operates a multi-campus college district in Northeast Ohio. With Cuyahoga County as its primary service area, Tri-C serves Cleveland and the surrounding communities.

The campuses include the Eastern Campus in Highland Hills, the Metropolitan Campus of Downtown Cleveland's Campus District, Western Campus in Parma, the Brunswick Campus in Brunswick, and the Westshore campus in Westlake. Tri-C houses its district administrative services at a separate location in Cleveland.

The College also operates two Corporate College business training facilities: Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights and Corporate College West in Westlake.

Other locations in downtown Cleveland include the Tri-C's Workforce and Economic Development Division (based in the Unified Technologies Center) and the Hospitality Management Center at Public Square.[4]

Athletics and student life

Cuyahoga Community College has the following sports activities.[5]

  • Men's Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country & Track
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Soccer

The college also has a variety of activities ranging from involvement in the campus governance systems to fine arts and entertainment programming, and membership in student organizations and clubs.

Cuyahoga Community College has won the following NJCAA national titles:[6]


Since 1980 Cuyahoga Community College has hosted the Tri-C JazzFest.[7][8]


  • Charles Chapman[9] (1962-1973)
  • Jerry Sue Thornton
  • Alex Johnson[10]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. As of fall 2016. "Headcount Enrollment at University System of Ohio Institutions, Fall 2007 to Fall 2016" (PDF). Ohio Department of Higher Education. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. Horton, John (2019-09-09). "Big News: Stomp the Triceratops Makes Debut" (Press release). Cuyahoga Community College. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. Horton, John (2018-10-05). "Tri-C Announces 'Triceratops' as New Mascot" (Press release). Cuyahoga Community College. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  4. "Campuses". Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  5. "Tri-C Athletics, Sports: Cleveland Ohio". Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  6. "College Home Page For Cuyahoga Community College". NJCAA. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  7. Yarborough, Chuck (2018-01-19). "'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to help kick off 39th Tri-C JazzFest". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  8. Tri-C JazzFest. "About JazzFest". Cuyahoga Community College. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  9. Farkas, Karen (2012-05-20). "Tri-C's First President Charles Chapman Impressed by School's Growth". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  10. "Dr. Alex Johnson to Become Fourth President of Cuyahoga Community College". Cuyahoga Community College. May 14, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  11. "Halle Berry Biography". A+E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  12. "List of Major League Baseball Draftees". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  13. Dean, Wendy (2016). "Wayne Dawson's Future Began at Tri-C". The Voice. Cuyahoga Community College. Fall (4). Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  14. "Profile at Cleveland's official website". Archived from the original on December 20, 2008. Retrieved 2006-01-07.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. Kushlis, Jennifer (July 19, 2005). "Moceanu vaults back after five-year break". USA Today. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  16. Cacho, Daniela (2015-02-13). "One of many Tri-C Alumni Contains a Creator of Children's Literature – The Voice". Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  17. Berkow, Ira (4 July 2004). "After Hair-Raising Victory, a Hero's Welcome". New York Times. Retrieved 28 October 2011.

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