Independence, Ohio (OH) Colleges and Universities

Students looking at schools near Independence, Ohio, have several options to consider. Some important factors for students to think about are shown with statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Independence, Ohio

Finding a school close to Independence, Ohio, might be important to some students. The closest five schools are within 5 miles of downtown. These schools are all 2-year schools. Take a look at the five closest schools to Independence:

  • Miami-Jacobs Career College-Independence (located downtown)
  • Remington College-Cleveland Campus (3.2 miles from downtown)
  • Vatterott College-Cleveland (4.5 miles from downtown)
  • Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (5 miles from downtown)
  • Stautzenberger College-Brecksville (5 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Independence, Ohio

Schools with large student populations may be what some students are interested in. These are the five largest schools near Independence, Ohio. The largest school has about 30,000 students, while the smallest of the five has almost 12,000. These five large schools also are all public colleges and universities.

  • Kent State University at Kent (30,067 students)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (25,449 students)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (23,101 students)
  • Cleveland State University (16,915 students)
  • Lorain County Community College (11,520 students)

Lowest Net Price

An important factor to consider when choosing a college or university is finding out the cost. The net price is used to show the cost of these schools for full-time undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year. The two schools with the lowest net prices are public colleges.

  • Lorain County Community College ($2,996)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District ($4,705)
  • Lakeland Community College ($8,145)
  • Ohio Business College-Sheffield ($14,295)
  • Bryant & Stratton College-Parma ($14,786)

Highest Graduation Rate

Prospective students can see how many undergraduate students actually complete their degree program within 150% of the normal time using the graduation rate. This can help students use other students' success to see if that school is for them as well. The three schools with the highest graduation rate are 2-year public schools. The other two are 4-year private universities. The following five schools have the highest graduation rates as of 2015:

  • Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (94% graduation rate)
  • Polaris Career Center (90% graduation rate)
  • Medina County Career Center (82% graduation rate)
  • Case Western Reserve University (81% graduation rate)
  • John Carroll University (73% graduation rate)

As you can see, students should consider location, student population size, cost, and graduation rate when searching for a college or university.

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