Cleveland State University Overview
Cleveland State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Cleveland State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cleveland State University.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
Cleveland State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Cleveland State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cleveland State University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Cleveland State University has earned from around the web.
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|#115||Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#119||Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Cleveland State University?
Contact details for Cleveland State University are given below.
|Address:||2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214|
How Do I Get Into Cleveland State University?
You can apply to Cleveland State University online at: www.csuohio.edu/engagecsu/
Admission Requirements for Cleveland State University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Cleveland State University?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 15% of students accepted to Cleveland State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 610.
Can I Afford Cleveland State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cleveland State University, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,197 a year. That adds up to $24,788 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cleveland State University is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Cleveland State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,869 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,097 full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cleveland State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,170|
|Hispanic or Latino||680|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Cleveland State University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 89 countries are represented at Cleveland State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
Online Learning at Cleveland State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cleveland State University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 19th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Cleveland State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cleveland State University was 9.5%. This is the #1,367 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cleveland State University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cleveland State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||1%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||2%|
|Communication & Journalism||8%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||8%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||16%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cleveland State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cleveland State University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Health Professions||#19|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#22|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#36|
|Instructional Media Design||#75|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#77|
|Communication & Journalism||#83|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#151|
|Business Administration & Management||#457|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Cleveland State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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