Cleveland State University

#237 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Cleveland, OHDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree16,864 Students87.45 % Acceptance Ratio17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Cleveland State University is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Cleveland, Ohio. It has a total enrollment of 16,864 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 17:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 87.45% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio87.45 %
    Admission Yield25.34 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$40
    Graduate Application Fees$40

    The acceptance ratio is 87.45% last year at Cleveland State University where total 8,528 students applied and 7,458 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,778$13,829
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,689$16,421
    On-Campus Living Costs$16,196
    Off-Campus Living Costs$16,196

    The tuition & fees at Cleveland State University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $9,778 for in-state students and $13,829 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $16,196 when living on campus and $16,196 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Cleveland State University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Cleveland State University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Cleveland State University

Key Stats for Cleveland State University

Costs of Attendance relatively inexpensive

Cleveland State University$13,829
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio$16,675

Admission Chances very easy to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio77.64%

Financial Helps average in nation


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio72.03%

Student Population small

Cleveland State University16,864
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio331,925

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio35.58%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio208

Distance Learning online classes for many programs


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges21
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Ohio15

Cleveland State University's Mission

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.

Contact Information & Online Resources


Cleveland State University 2121 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
216) 687-2000


Cleveland State University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (01/01/1940 - Current).
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