College Credit Plus- CCP

Our Program


our program

The mission of Cleveland State University is to encourage excellence, diversity, and Engaged Learning by providing a contemporary and accessible education in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, and by conducting research, scholarship, and creative activity across these branches of knowledge. We endeavor to serve and engage the public and prepare our students to lead productive, responsible, and satisfying lives in the region and global society.

The mission of College Credit Plus at Cleveland State University is to meet the academic, social, and developmental needs of students in grades 7-12 who wish to extend and enrich their knowledge by participating in college-level courses.  


The vision of Cleveland State University is to be recognized as a student-focused center of scholarly excellence that provides an accessible, engaged, and exceptional education to all. We will be a place of opportunity for those who seek truth, strive toward excellence, and seek a better life for themselves and for their fellow citizens. As a leader in innovative collaboration – both internally and externally – with business, industry, government, educational institutions, and the community, the University will be a critical force in the region’s economic development. We will be at the forefront of moral, ethical, social, artistic, and economic leadership for the future and embrace the vitality that comes with risk. We will be the strongest public university in the region and be known for our scholarship and diversity in service to students and to our community.

The vision of College Credit Plus at Cleveland State University is to be an inclusive, student-driven program that supports multidimensional personal growth, vibrant educational experiences and robust immersion in our shared urban space.


Community Partner:  Mayor Frank Jackson Summer Youth Employment Program



Cleveland State University (CSU), Cleveland Department of Public Utilities, & Youth Opportunities Unlimited have partnered to offer a unique opportunity! Students can take a free college course in environmental science and get paid to do a group project related to what is being taught in class.

Students who have participated in this class/project leave with incredible resume building experiences, and three transferable college credits in Introduction to Environmental Science from Cleveland State University.  The course covers information from various topics including pollution, environmental law, stream discharge, energy production, climate change, and agriculture.

For more information about academic eligibility, admission criteria, or employment requirements, contact Darryn Suttles at or Marietta Berry-Goodman at

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