Cleveland, Ohio, an industrial powerhouse throughout the 19th-century, has since reinvented itself as a base for legal, health care, and research careers. The economic diversification is an asset to Cleveland's college and university students, who can look forward to a strong job market. Cleveland, Ohio has not lost its working class pride, however. Cleveland's pop music legacy, honored at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, persists in the city's local metal, punk, alternative rock, and R&B scene. "The New American City" has always welcomed a diverse population, and in 1967 elected the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city.
Cleveland, Ohio supports its growing economy with a variety of colleges and universities, ranging from a world-class research institution Case Western Reserve to Cuyahoga Community College. Cleveland's University Circle district is also home to colleges and universities such as Cleveland State University, the private Cleveland Institute of Art, and Myers University, a private college focusing on business education.