Cleveland, Ohio Education and City Information

Cleveland is a large city located next to Lake Erie. Around 40 colleges, universities, specialty schools and technical institutes are located in the metro area. Examine Cleveland's economy, population and schools and find things to do in the city.

About Cleveland, Ohio

The population of Cleveland is around 389,521, as of 2014 U.S. census estimates. In the 2010 census, 37% of residents were white, 53% were African American and 10% were Hispanic. The median household income was $26,179 in 2010-2014 census data, well below the state median of $48,849.

Cleveland's attractions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, West Side Market and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to name just a few. Cleveland is also home to the Indians, Browns and Cavaliers (professional baseball, football and basketball teams, respectively). Winters in Cleveland can be cold and unpredictable. One or two blizzards are to be expected. Late spring and early fall are pleasant, while summers can get hot.


About 40 postsecondary institutions are found in the Cleveland area. The largest school in the city is Cuyahoga Community College District, which enrolls about 27,000 students in its certificate and associate's degree programs. Case Western Reserve University is located here and enrolls about 10,800 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. A research university, it was ranked 37th among national universities in 2016, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Cleveland State University is one of the largest 4-year schools in the city with about 17,000 students. Its campus can be found in downtown Cleveland, where students can choose from more than 200 programs. Other schools in the area include the Cleveland Institute of Music, Notre Dame College, Ursuline College and Baldwin Wallace University.


As of census data from 2012, top employers in Cleveland were in health care and social assistance (about 69,200 jobs) and manufacturing (about 22,100 jobs). Companies have steadily moved jobs out of the area. Filling the void are medical systems, such as Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Health System, as well as numerous financial organizations, science and engineering firms and education facilities.

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