Case Western Reserve University Distance Learning

Case Western Reserve University has been recognized many times by U.S. News and Report and TIME Magazine (photo courtesy of Don Iaonne on flickr).

Case Western Reserve University has been recognized many times by U.S. News and World Report and TIME Magazine (photo courtesy of Don Iaonne on flickr).

Established in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland, Ohio and focuses primarily on engineering, computer science, science, mathematics, pre-med/pre-dental and pre-law studies. While the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s rankings put the University’s undergraduate program at 37th among national universities, TIME magazine has described the institute as “Cleveland’s Big-Leaguer”.

Academic Programs

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Case School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • Weatherhead School of Management
  • School of Medicine
  • ‘University Program’ established in 1843
  • ‘College Program’ at Cleveland Clinic
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • School of Graduate Studies

Current Enrollment

The university currently has over 4,000 undergraduate students and over 5,500 graduate students enrolled in their schools of study. Interestingly, the undergraduate enrollment represents all fifty states and over 100 different countries.

Centers and Institutes

Case Western Reserve University, in addition to offering numerous on-campus degree programs, supports more than 100 centers and institutes that welcome student involvement. Below are just a few, but the full list can be found on the CWRU website.

  • Institute for Advanced Materials
  • Social Justice Institute
  • Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
  • University Center on Aging and Health
  • Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences
  • Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

On-Campus Libraries

For many students, studying in a quiet library is best not just during Finals Week, but throughout the entire semester. Case Western Reserve University has seven different libraries on campus that cater to all the needs of its students.

  • Kelvin Smith Library – the main University Library
  • Astronomy Library – holds over 3,000 books, 4,000 bound periodicals, and 480 linear feet of observatory publications.
  • Cleveland Health Sciences Library – as a combination of two different collections, the Allen Memorial Medical Library and the Health Center Library, CHS Library is home to roughly 380,000 volumes and 1,700 journals.
  • Kulas Music Library – focusing on music, the library holds 42,000 items including music scores, books on music and sound recordings.
  • Law School Library and Technology Resources – main Law library
  • Lillian F. and Milford J. Harris Library – social work library consisting of 40,000 books and pamphlets, 325 journal titles, and 700 media items.

Notable Alumni

  • Paul Buchheit – creator and lead developer of Gmail
  • Craig Newmark – founder of Craigslist
  • Peter Tippett – develop of the first anti-virus software (eventually, Norton Antivirus)


OneCleveland is an “ultra broadband” fiber optic network used by organizations in education, research, government, healthcase, arts, culture and the nonprofit sector throughout Cleveland. Case Western Reserve was one of the founding members back in October 2003.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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