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IPEDS ID: 202134
OPE ID: 00303200
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Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
General information:  (216) 687-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,936 (11,826 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty525608
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-410
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,842$11,662$11,858$11,8580.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,842$11,662$11,858$11,8580.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$25,944$24,936$25,316$25,5040.7%
Off Campus$25,944$24,936$25,316$25,5040.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,102$13,274$13,458$13,6461.4%
On Campus$28,966$28,058$28,500$28,7460.9%
Off Campus$28,966$28,058$28,500$28,7460.9%
Off Campus with Family$17,124$16,396$16,642$16,8881.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$9,565
In-state fees$50
Out-of-state tuition$17,980
Out-of-state fees$50
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,53889%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,26373%$8,424,651$6,670
Federal grants86150%$3,964,242$4,604
Pell grants86150%$3,826,492$4,444
Other federal grants1509%$137,750$918
State/local government grant or scholarships64537%$701,085$1,087
Institutional grants or scholarships70641%$3,759,324$5,325
Student loan aid1,19469%$7,735,575$6,479
Federal student loans1,18969%$6,912,410$5,814
Other student loans805%$823,165$10,290
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,08558%$41,775,229$5,896
Pell grants5,23943%$21,727,903$4,147
Federal student loans7,51862%$57,777,449$7,685
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$16,372$16,255$15,377
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,135$14,876$14,284
$30,001 – $48,000$16,117$15,615$15,247
$48,001 – $75,000$18,940$18,206$17,904
$75,001 – $110,000$19,930$19,470$19,112
$110,001 and more$19,600$19,261$19,480
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment16,936
Undergraduate enrollment11,826
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,518
Graduate enrollment5,110
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 18%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 72%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,0022,1642,838
Percent admitted84%84%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled38%41%35%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading440590
SAT Math460580
SAT Writing440550
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1824
ACT Math1725
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 57%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 39%
Transfer-out rate: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 34%
8-year: 38%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 36%
Female: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 20%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 23%
White: 46%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 34%
Non-resident alien: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1---
Women's Studies0---
Category total1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8564-
Category total8564-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General103d292d5-
Business Statistics35---
Business/Managerial Economics12---
Finance, General32---
International Business/Trade/Commerce13---
Labor and Industrial Relations2935d--
Management Information Systems, General23---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General48---
Category total364d408d5-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General40---
Public Relations/Image Management51---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric475--
Category total1385--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2222--
Category total2222--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-34--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-35--
Curriculum and Instruction-0d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching64---
Education, General--12-
Education, Other-179-3
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-30d-0
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision41---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching40---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10---
Special Education and Teaching, General0---
Category total155278d124
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-15--
Chemical Engineering257--
Civil Engineering, General2117--
Computer Engineering, General7---
Computer Software Engineering-14--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3557--
Engineering Mechanics-1--
Engineering, General--5-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-0--
Industrial Engineering14--
Mechanical Engineering4816--
Category total1371315-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician13---
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other14---
Category total27---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5--
English Language and Literature, General5016--
Category total5021--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging--1-
Category total--1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature175--
Category total235--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-5--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other124d46d--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other64---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry2---
Music Therapy/Therapist3---
Nursing Administration-20d--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-29--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--37-
Physician Assistant23---
Public Health, General-12--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other64---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse87d---
Category total401d131d37-
History, General2010--
Category total2010--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-0-3
Category total-01553
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies17---
Category total17---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-5--
Mathematics, General2714--
Category total2719--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Category total00--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science232--
Environmental Studies64--
Category total296--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-26--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1111--
Category total1137--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies9---
Category total156--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General14168-
Geology/Earth Science, General3---
Optics/Optical Sciences-1--
Physics, General69--
Category total23268-
Clinical Psychology---14
Psychology, General22341--
Category total22341-14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy016--
Human Services, General-9--
Public Administration1442--
Social Work10589--
Category total119156--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician7---
Category total7---
Social Sciences
Economics, General1211--
International Relations and Affairs2611-0
Political Science and Government, General28---
Social Sciences, General9---
Social Sciences, Other3---
Urban Studies/Affairs6243-
Category total2493730
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Art/Art Studies, General8---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production29---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7---
Fine/Studio Arts, General7---
Graphic Design20---
Music, General1911--
Category total10911--
Grand total2,2521,35623021
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • EMBA, AMBA, and J.D. (Law) are the CSU programs that currently participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 556
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 158
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 28
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 19
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,566
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,511
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,914
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,645
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 60%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Swimming and Diving3129
Track and Field, Indoor12
Track and Field, Outdoor12
Track and Field, X-Country14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1957 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1976 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/14/1976 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/7/2010 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs2/18/1975 - 6/30/1996Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/18/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1990 - 7/19/2007Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2005 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language(!)12/7/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1973 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations110
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible452
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft919
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate8.2%9.0%11.1%
Number in default390395402
Number in repayment4,7184,3543,599
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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