The Cleveland Plus region is home to a variety of higher education institutions. This includes large, research-based universities, mid-sized schools with graduate programs, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and programs focused on specific academic disciplines or professional fields. There’s also a variety of recreational activities year-round for students looking to take a break from their studies. Please visit www.pluscollege.com to find out what’s going on in Northeast Ohio.
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education
Member institutions of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) play an essential role in the strength of the region’s economy. Collectively, these institutions enroll 185,000 degree-seeking students from across the United States and the world, grant more than 26,000 degrees annually, and employ more than 27,000 faculty, administrators and staff.
Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland
In 2010, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson asked civic leaders, educators and college and university presidents what our community could do to increase the number of Cleveland youth attending and graduating from college. His aim was to align efforts of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, student support organizations, colleges and universities, and others to increase the number of college graduates in Cleveland. The result was the formation of the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, which held a rollout event in October 2011.
(i)Cleveland, a partner in the Cleveland Leadership Center, provides the "best and brightest" college undergraduates with access and connections to area employers and an appreciation of our community. (i)Cleveland also works with area employers, helping them start or improve their internship program.
Neointern.net, formerly ClevelandIntern.net, helps Northeast Ohio employers connect with interns from all over the world. Student participation includes almost all Northeast Ohio higher education institutions. In addition, hundreds of students attending schools outside of the region have found internships through NOCHE's database.
- The GCP also supports the Third Frontier Internship Program, which was created to develop a pool of talented workers for Ohio businesses, create exciting student-work experiences and expose educators to the strategies and processes of today’s business environment.