Cleveland State University

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Admission Office

2121 Euclid Avenue

Rhodes Tower West, Room 204

Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

(216) 687-2100

(800) 278-6446

Fax: (216) 687-5501

Contact: Mark Nazario

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

2121 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

(216) 687-2000

Total undergrads: 10,161

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,056

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,375

Graduate enrollment: 4,971


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 59%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

French Studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Spanish/Iberian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts Management C
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design C
Music – General B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Statistics B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Labor/Personnel Relations B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising C
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing C

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration C

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Applied Economics C
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cleveland State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (216) 687-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 15,433
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,759 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,825
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,370
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,649

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cleveland State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cleveland State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 931
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33
Education 35221
Engineering 691
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41
Health Professions and Related Programs 98
History 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 331
Psychology 121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 34
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 11041
Visual and Performing Arts 122
Grand total 685757

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cleveland State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,825
Out-of-state $15,370
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,148
Out-of-state $17,268

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,740 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,498 77% $7,649
Student loan aid 1,172 60% $6,501

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,366 61% $7,056
Federal student loans 6,599 55% $6,933

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cleveland State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cleveland State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,646 4,008 6,638
Percent admitted 100% 93% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 21% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cleveland State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 15,433
Undergraduate enrollment 11,564
Graduate enrollment 3,869

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cleveland State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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
  • 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 schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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