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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?

9,268 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,124 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Cleveland State University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of the faculty were full-time.

Cleveland State University Rankings

Cleveland State University landed the #1,080 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Cleveland State University also holds the #49 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Cleveland State University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Cleveland State University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 113
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 339
Best Colleges for International Students 692
Best Colleges for Diversity 830
Best Colleges for the Money 867
Best Colleges 1,080

Where Is Cleveland State University?

Location of Cleveland State University

Contact details for Cleveland State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216-687-2000
Website: www.csuohio.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clevelandstateuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLE_State

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cleveland State University?

90% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
Since Cleveland State University has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 490 to 610 )
200
800
Cleveland State University received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Cleveland State University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Cleveland State University?

$15,124 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cleveland State University is $15,124. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cleveland State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,050 $13,019 $16,469 $19,127 $19,382

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

9,268 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,078 undergraduate students at Cleveland State University, with 9,268 being full-time and 2,810 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cleveland State University

There are also 4,293 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,268 full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cleveland State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cleveland State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cleveland State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 324
Black or African American 1,263
Hispanic or Latino 562
White 6,020
International Students 585
Other Races/Ethnicities 514

Geographic Diversity

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

1,073 Took All Classes Online
5,684 Took At Least One Class Online
9.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Cleveland State University. In 2017-2018, 5,684 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cleveland State University has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Educational Assessment 75%
Health Professions 9%
Mental & Social Health Services 8%
Nursing 9%
Public Relations & Advertising 16%
Special Education 10%

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
Special Education #106
Teacher Education Grade Specific #151
Nursing #291
Education #373
Business Administration & Management #457
Health Professions #483

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Cleveland State University awarded 5,758 undergraduate degrees and 2,820 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 96 39 0
Allied Health Professions 0 35 0 0
Anthropology 0 15 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 11 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 7 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 12 0
Business Administration & Management 0 90 227 5
Business/Managerial Economics 0 8 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 55 15 0
Chemistry 0 35 9 12
Civil Engineering 0 52 30 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 210 51 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 65 6 0
Communication Sciences 0 23 38 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 14 0
Computer Engineering 0 20 3 0
Computer Information Systems 0 24 31 0
Computer Science 0 31 0 0
Criminology 0 95 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 2 0
Dance 0 4 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 26 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 19 0 0
Economics 0 28 6 0
Educational Administration 0 18 38 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering 0 41 42 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 18 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 2 0
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 49 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 82 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 19 0 0
General Biology 0 91 5 8
General Education 0 0 0 8
General Engineering 0 0 0 8
General English Literature 0 60 7 0
General Psychology 0 265 42 0
General Social Sciences 0 12 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 9 24 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 69 0 0
History 0 21 4 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 2
Human Resource Management 0 48 14 0
Human Services 0 0 11 0
Information Science 0 33 57 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 6 0
International Business 0 21 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 24 7 0
Law 0 0 0 90
Legal Research 0 0 10 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 11 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 44 0 0
Marketing 0 79 0 0
Mathematics 0 30 11 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 135 22 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 24 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 12 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 3 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 5 0
Music 0 17 11 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 31 8 0
Nursing 0 185 13 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 4 0 0
Philosophy 0 5 1 0
Physics 0 8 2 0
Political Science & Government 0 48 0 0
Public Administration 0 11 29 0
Public Health 0 0 15 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 142 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 8 47 38
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0
Romance Languages 0 19 4 0
Social Work 0 80 77 0
Sociology 0 44 0 0
Special Education 0 0 40 0
Student Counseling 0 0 76 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 63 43 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 41 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 2 0
Urban Studies 0 54 3 4
Writing Studies 0 0 6 0
Total 0 5,758 2,470 350

References

*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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