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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:  17,497 (12,133 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Our mission is to encourage excellence, diversity, and engaged learning by providing a contemporary and accessible education in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, and by conducting research, scholarship, and creative activity across these branches of knowledge. We endeavor to serve and engage the public and prepare our students to lead productive, responsible and satisfying lives in the region and global society.
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
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty511558
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-580
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,470$11,842$11,662$11,8581.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,470$11,842$11,662$11,8581.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$23,086$25,944$24,936$25,3171.5%
Off Campus$23,086$25,944$24,936$25,3171.5%
Off Campus with Family$13,616$14,102$13,274$13,4591.4%
On Campus$26,007$28,966$28,058$28,4961.6%
Off Campus$26,007$28,966$28,058$28,4961.6%
Off Campus with Family$16,537$17,124$16,396$16,6381.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,377
In-state fees$50
Out-of-state tuition$17,629
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, 2012-2013
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 aid11,40492%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,22280%$8,006,688$6,552
Federal grants81853%$3,713,160$4,539
Pell grants81853%$3,576,766$4,373
Other federal grants14610%$136,394$934
State/local government grant or scholarships61140%$571,166$935
Institutional grants or scholarships68445%$3,722,362$5,442
Student loan aid1,06670%$6,657,945$6,246
Federal student loans1,06369%$5,999,061$5,644
Other student loans725%$658,884$9,151
  • 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 aid16,94759%$39,870,673$5,739
Pell grants5,12943%$20,853,707$4,066
Federal student loans7,45863%$58,524,432$7,847
  • 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$12,768$16,372$16,255
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,270$15,135$14,876
$30,001 – $48,000$11,953$16,117$15,615
$48,001 – $75,000$15,478$18,940$18,206
$75,001 – $110,000$16,521$19,930$19,470
$110,001 and more$17,213$19,600$19,261
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment17,497
Undergraduate enrollment12,133
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,658
Graduate enrollment5,364
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%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: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
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: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 34%
Part-time: 66%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants6,7682,8533,915
Percent admitted63%64%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%42%40%
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 2013 (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 Reading450570
SAT Math460580
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1825
ACT Math1825
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: 67%
Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 39%
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:
4-year: 9%
6-year: 30%
8-year: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 31%
Female: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 33%
Asian: 44%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 32%
Non-resident alien: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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 Studies0---
Women's Studies1---
Category total1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9394-
Category total9394-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General111325d1-
Business Statistics29---
Business/Managerial Economics10---
Finance, General44---
International Business/Trade/Commerce21---
Labor and Industrial Relations3129d--
Management Information Systems, General23---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General54---
Category total399445d1-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General42---
Public Relations/Image Management44---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric425--
Category total1285--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2924--
Category total2924--
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-48--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-31--
Curriculum and Instruction-192d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching52---
Education, General--18-
Education, Other-0-0
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---7
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-20d-0
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision46---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching27---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching13---
Special Education and Teaching, General0---
Category total138291d187
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-13--
Chemical Engineering236--
Civil Engineering, General2211--
Computer Engineering, General5---
Computer Software Engineering-16--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3651--
Engineering Mechanics-0--
Engineering, General--7-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-0--
Industrial Engineering17--
Mechanical Engineering4914--
Category total1361187-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician14---
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other9---
Category total23---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10--
English Language and Literature, General6310--
Category total6320--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging--0-
Category total--0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2---
Spanish Language and Literature146--
Category total236--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-2--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other75d50d--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other57---
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry2---
Music Therapy/Therapist3---
Nursing Administration-6--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-32--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--23-
Physician Assistant23---
Public Health, General-5--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other67---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse78d---
Category total326d123d23-
History, General3514--
Category total3514--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-0-4
Category total-01554
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10---
Category total10---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-7--
Mathematics, General1511--
Category total1518--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Category total00--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science173--
Environmental Studies111--
Category total1814--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-24--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management99--
Category total933--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total153--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General17199-
Geology/Earth Science, General2---
Optics/Optical Sciences-0--
Physics, General67--
Category total25269-
Clinical Psychology---8
Psychology, General20652--
Category total20652-8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy023--
Human Services, General-12--
Public Administration1356--
Social Work9478--
Category total107169--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician10---
Category total10---
Social Sciences
Economics, General910--
International Relations and Affairs1916-0
Political Science and Government, General30---
Social Sciences, General10---
Social Sciences, Other0---
Urban Studies/Affairs5685-
Category total2284750
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General9---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production32---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6---
Fine/Studio Arts, General5---
Graphic Design8---
Music, General129--
Category total809--
Grand total2,1171,42622219
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Swimming and Diving2630
Track and Field, Indoor10
Track and Field, Outdoor10
Track and Field, X-Country12
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1940 -  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 (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/14/1976 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee 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 (SP) - 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
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations511
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations300
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible145
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft591
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible112
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 Year20102009
Default rate11.1%9.7%
Number in default402331
Number in repayment3,5993,382
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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