After graduating from high school in 2011, Stephanie Bayne chose to attend Cuyahoga Community College. At first, she was a little anxious about her choice as she watched many of her friends go off to four-year colleges. But she loved the small classes and the convenience. Two years later, Stephanie graduated debt-free with an associate degree from Tri-C. Her credits transferred easily when she moved on to Kent State University as a junior in the fall of 2013, and she is on track to earn her bachelor’s degree in four years.
Stephanie’s parents, David and Jan, were supportive of Stephanie’s decision to attend Tri-C. Both David and Jan, as well as their son Dan, started their own college careers at Tri-C and “were able to grow from there” – all successfully transferring to four-year institutions after receiving their associate degrees from Tri-C. After retiring, David’s grandfather decided to go to college and also received his first degree from Tri-C. So, as David says, “Tri-C has been educating the Bayne family for four generations.”