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The 1960s: The Miracle on 14th Street

When Cuyahoga Community College opened its doors to its first students that fall of 1963 it unwittingly became the “people’s college.” While Cleveland already boasted a number of highly regarded colleges and universities for students of privilege, none targeted the working and middle class youth of the city. Tri-C emerged as the education champion for local students who were previously excluded from any real chance at post-secondary education.