Cleveland Institute of Music


Since its founding in 1920, CIM has offered a world class education to students from 3 to 93 and provided concerts for the community. Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub, CIM is easily accessible to all music lovers. As a top-tier conservatory, CIM’s student body is international in its composition: 17% from other countries, 72% from other U.S. states, and 11% from Ohio. Nearly 3,500 talented students have completed programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level. Eighty percent of the Institute’s alumni perform with the world’s most acclaimed musical organizations, in major national and international orchestras and opera companies, as soloists and in chamber ensembles, and hold prominent teaching positions around the world. Twenty-six percent of CIM alumni choose to stay in Northeast Ohio to develop their careers. They fill the ranks of virtually all the professional music organizations in the area and serve as local teachers.

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 463
Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $35,170
Out of State Tuition $35,170
Books and Supplies $1,240
Students with Financial aid:** 100%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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