The majority of Cleveland State University students stay in the state five years after graduation. Credit: Cleveland State University

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you or someone you know went to Cuyahoga Community College or Cleveland State University. Maybe even both.  

An upcoming report from Richey Piiparinen, founding director at Cleveland State University’s Center for Population Dynamics, offers some data to back up those assumptions. This study, “Where are Graduates of Select Cuyahoga County’s Higher Ed Schools Going After Graduation,” looks at whether graduates of public universities stayed in Ohio five years post-grad.

Spoiler alert: They do. In fact, as Piiparinen told Crain’s Cleveland Business and Open Campus last year, Cleveland does well at getting people to stay. It’s attracting new residents that’s more challenging.

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Take a look at the graphs below to see how Cleveland’s public higher education institutions stack up against their peers across the state when it comes to retention.

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Amy, who’s worked in both local and national newsrooms for nearly a decade, previously covered higher education at Crain's Cleveland Business in partnership with the national nonprofit news organization Open Campus. A first-generation college graduate, Amy is committed to highlighting the voices of students in her coverage.

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April has a passion for weaving together data and community voices. Her career highlights include research into the rental-housing market in Cleveland to inform policy change and program development and co-founding Data Days Cleveland to help amplify the value of data.