Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,864
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,010 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

87%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Cleveland State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,528 applications and 7,458 students were granted admission. Cleveland State University is at the #85 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 14% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1160
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Cleveland State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $13,687 and in-state students paid $9,636.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,555
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,636
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$13,687
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Cleveland State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,541 (which is 2.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Cleveland State University in 2016-2017, was 1,134, which is 61% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,570 (which is 5.1% above the national average.)

$4,541
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,570
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Cleveland State University has enrolled a total of 16,864 students (11,342 students full-time and 5,522 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,864 students, 1,388 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 12,352 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,512 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 932 students for distance studies.

16,864
Total Enrollment
1,388
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 62%

Black/African American: 16%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Cleveland State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 27% 1,047
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 17% 669
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 384 370
Legal Professions And Studies 10% 381
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 186 149
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 154
Social Sciences 3% 127
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 100
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 92
Psychology 2% 68

Graduation & Dropout Rates

41%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Cleveland State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
55%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Cleveland State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,800. Last year, out of the total 3,329 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,963 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,003 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,483 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,800 $39,700
Employment Rate 89% 87%
Total Graduates 3,329 4,003

Campus Location

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