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"My teen is about to graduate high school. What are her options for higher education?"


If you are a junior or senior, or the parent of one, it’s time to think about life after high school. There are a variety of paths you can take, and attending college or a vocational school can help you succeed. If you’re not quite sure what steps to take, check out these local colleges and career centers to help you make an informed decision.

Resources for Reaching and Paying for Higher Education or Training


Career Voyagers: a guide for youth to choosing a career path.



College Now Greater Cleveland: a local resource formerly known as Cleveland Scholarship Programs, providing Greater Cleveland students with guidance and access to funds to prepare for and graduate from college.

Ed.gov: The U.S. Department of Education promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.



Guide To Colleges and Degrees: an education directory specializing in degree programs, vocational certifications, and career training.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: provides knowledge and promotes networking for students and their families to increase opportunities for young people in at-risk situations to receive the quality education and service necessary to successfully graduate from high school.


StudentAid.gov: resources from an office of the U.S. Department of Education dedicated to making it easier to get money for higher education.


Nearby University, College, Training or Career Center Options

Ashland University

Baldwin Wallace University

Bowling Green State University

Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland State University

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

ITT Technical Institute

Hiram College

John Carroll University

Kent State University

Lakeland Community College

Malone University

Notre Dame College

Oberlin College and Conservatory

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Cleveland

Polaris Career Center

Remington College

South University Cleveland

University of Akron

University of Phoenix

University of Toledo

Ursuline

Walsh University

Wooster College

Youngstown State University

Find more options nearby and far away with the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings.


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Many of these resources were originally published as part of Get It Facts in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Cuyahoga County does not necessarily endorse the resources provided in this collection of articles. Also, any inaccuracies or omissions are unintentional.