Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University, or CSU, was established on December 18, 1964 as a public university. The campus covers over 85 acres of land. CSU enrolls more than 9,000 undergraduates and over 5,000 postgraduate students every year. The University offers numerous disciplines and research facilities, with more than 60 academic majors, over 20 master's degree programs, and several post-master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and law degrees.

CSU has 8 academic colleges under it:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Science
  • Fenn College of Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Nance College of Business Administration

The sports teams of CSU are nicknamed the Vikings, and the team colors are forest green and white. The University fields varsity teams in 17 sports including softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming and diving, soccer, and cross-country.

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Contacting Cleveland State

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland , OH 44115-2214
General Phone: (216) 687-2000

Cleveland State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management704business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, labor relations, international business, MIS, business statistics, ...
Education and Teaching623education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, educational admin and supervision, school counseling, adult education, middle school teaching, early childhood education, ...
Liberal Arts397women's studies, linguistics, French language, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, social services, anthropology, ...
Family and Social Work263community organization, public administration, social work
Engineering208engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Therapy and Counseling205psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, community health services, physical therapy
Media148communication studies, organizational communications, public relations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112registered nursing, nursing science
Science102biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medicine87gerontology, medical preparatory, public health, health professions
Computer Science and Engineering80computer and info science, computer engineering
Art Studies45art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37sports and fitness management, exercise science, occupational therapy
Photography and Commercial Art32commercial art, cinematography
Medical Support and Technology27audiology
Security and Law Enforcement25criminology
Engineering Technician16electronics tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies, environmental science
Cooking and Culinary Arts7pastry
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Science and Laboratory Technician3biology tech
Medical Administration1health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Cleveland State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,69564
Master's degree1,37342
Postbaccalaureate certificate8713
Doctor's degree437
Post-master's certificate122
First-professional degree1981
First-professional certificate11

Cleveland State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cleveland State had a total enrollment of 15,038 students (12,087 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 36%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 19%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 12%
20-21 13%
22-24 22%
25-29 22%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Cleveland State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 75 %

Cleveland State Room and Board (2007)

Cleveland State offers campus housing for 842 of its 12,087 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cleveland, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Cleveland State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410540
SAT Math400570
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cleveland State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,970
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,774
Room and board $ 8,700
Room charge $ 5,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,300
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 4,300

Financial Aid:
Cleveland State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 303200)

Cleveland State Faculty

Cleveland State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$114,7182*
Associate professorcalendar year8$94,3374$84,287
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$62,328
No academic rankcalendar year3$86,9232*
All faculty totalcalendar year24$104,45012$78,068

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year107$102,98434$90,821
Associate professoracademic year111$73,35871$67,477
Assistant professoracademic year80$61,39263$57,078
Instructoracademic year4$48,3759$47,427
No academic rankacademic year11$50,13823$50,117
All faculty totalacademic year313$79,292200$65,271

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cleveland State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Horizon League
Baseball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7483157

Cleveland State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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