Before there were four campuses, two Corporate College® sites and a teal Triceratops named Stomp,
Tri-C was little more than the Brownell Junior High School in downtown Cleveland. But on September 23, 1963, more than 3,000 would-be students descended upon that 19th-century building. It was the largest first-day enrollment of a two-year college in the nation’s history.
Now one of the largest colleges in the state, Tri-C serves more than 41,000 credit and noncredit students each year. The first levy in 1963 was critical to financing the College prior to any state funding, but it also showed immediate public support and faith in the institution. It was the first of three tax levies during those early years to support Tri-C's rapid growth and indicated the community’s vote of confidence.
In the decades since, subsequent levies have provided the College with the funding to build state-of-the-art learning environments across the county, modernize its technology and keep tuition the lowest in Ohio.