CIM Description

Among its faculty and alumni, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, Ohio features some of the country’s most successful members of the Classical music world. For this reason, Cleveland Institute has consistently attracted students both nationally and internationally.

Most of Cleveland Institute’s majors are performance-based and include concentrations in String, Brass, Woodwind, and Keyboard instruments. There are also Vocal Performance, Composition and Conducting majors. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered.

Since most of CIM’s faculty is comprised of current members of Cleveland-based orchestras and chamber ensembles, CIM instruction is also industry-current.

The majority of CIM’s alumni, who hail from all over the US and more than 20 countries, find employment performing with major orchestras, opera companies and other musical organizations.

In addition to a wide range of financial aid options, including scholarships, loans, grants, work-study and payment plans, CIM grants a certain number of full and partial-tuition fellowships.

Admission is based in great part on the audition, though other parts of the application, such as academic performance, are also evaluated.

Quick Facts about Cleveland Institute of Music

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.cim.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$38,126

Out-of-State Tuition

$38,126

Retention Rate

82%

Enrollment

426

Year Established

1920

CIM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
216
Freshman Class
69
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
426

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
51%
Graduate
49%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
88%
Part-Time
12%

Gender of Students

Women
50%
Men
50%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
2%
Caucasian
46%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
15%
Unknown and Other
33%

International Students

International
23%
Domestic
77%

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