Cleveland State University Rankings

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In the World#882 of 14178
In North America#292 of 2629
In the United States#262 of 2528
In Ohio#12 of 91
In Cleveland#2 of 5

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
94%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
11,564
Graduates
3,869
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Cleveland State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate94%93%95%
Applicants10,6464,0086,638
Admissions10,0083,7276,281
Freshmen enrolled full time1,9438361,107
Freshmen enrolled part time25817

4,567 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,107 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
543 or 28%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Cleveland State University are 980-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,947 or 99%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Cleveland State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White9919 (64%)
Black or African American2245 (15%)
Hispanic986 (6%)
Nonresident Alien950 (6%)
Two or more races553 (4%)
Asian516 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown220 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander16 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native11 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,649
Students receiving aid
89%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$10,745$10,014
Tuition in-state$10,745$10,014
Tuition out-of-state$15,290$17,134
Fee in-district$80$134
Fee in-state$80$134
Fee out-of-state$80$134

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,011
Combined charge for room and board$13,974
Room charge$8,790
Meal charge$5,184

Cleveland State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General892275
Psychology, General25242
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other21051
Social Work8077
Mechanical Engineering13522
Accounting9639
Biology & Biological Sciences, General8858
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse97
Organizational Communication, General91
Information Science & Studies3357
Law90
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin88
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4142
Civil Engineering, General5230
Finance, General79
Criminology77
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services76
Marketing & Marketing Management, General75
Chemical Engineering5515
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other69
English Language and Literature, General567
Speech Communication and Rhetoric566
Labor and Industrial Relations4814
Early Childhood Education and Teaching529
Audiology & Audiologist2338
Urban Studies & Affairs5134
Computer and Information Sciences, General2431
Chemistry, General31912
Occupational Therapy & Therapist47
Cinematography and Film & Video Production46
Public Relations & Image Management45
Business Statistics44
Mathematics, General3011
Political Science and Government, General40
Public Administration1129
Educational Leadership and Administration, General38
Physical Therapy & Therapist38
Physician Assistant35
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching32
Computer Science31
Music, General1611
Sociology26
Environmental Science223
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies & Technicians, Other24
Graphic Design24
International Relations and Affairs167
International Business & Trade & Commerce21
Economics, General156
Special Education and Teaching, General21
Computer Engineering, General20
Reading Teacher Education19
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management99
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician18
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General18
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision18
History, General134
Spanish Language and Literature124
Education & Teaching of the Gifted and Talented15
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15
Fine & Studio Arts, General14
Environmental Studies95
Community Organization and Advocacy14
Anthropology13
Development Economics and International Development13
Nursing Administration13
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering12
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling12
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching11
Public Health, General11
Applied Mathematics, General11
Human Services, General11
Linguistics10
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General10
Physics, General8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8
Music Therapy & Therapist8
Business & Managerial Economics8
Engineering, General8
Education, General8
Biology Technician & Biotechnology Laboratory Technician7
Foreign Language Teacher Education7
Social Sciences, General6
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education6
Creative Writing6
Educational & Instructional Technology6
Museology & Museum Studies5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Philosophy31
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry4
English & Language Arts Teacher Education4
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs4
Educational Evaluation and Research4
Health & Medical Physics4
Dance, General3
French Language and Literature3
Computer Software Engineering3
Mathematics Teacher Education3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies2
Women's Studies2
Social Studies Teacher Education2
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering2
Elementary Education and Teaching2
Curriculum and Instruction2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor2
Optics & Optical Sciences2
Adult Development and Aging2
Religion & Religious Studies1
African-American & Black Studies1
Art & Art Studies, General1
Arabic Language and Literature1
Grand Total2,7421,235175
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate46%46%47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,026
Citations
315,270

Publication count by topic

Psychology
2,016
Computer science
1,345
Chemistry
1,152
Materials science
993
Medicine
957
Biology
798
Engineering
760
Political science
754
Business
703
Mathematics
651
Sociology
626
Economics
546
Physics
373
History
239
Art
171
Environmental science
170
Geography
116
Philosophy
96
Geology
75

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business32822,589
Psychology38580,381
History410726
Political science4594,365
Engineering46518,943
Economics50713,796
Sociology5078,653
Art742171
Mathematics79414,176
Computer science81219,658
Philosophy840182
Biology94839,488
Materials science103316,415
Medicine106820,330
Chemistry107426,244
Geography11301,515
Physics11595,929
Geology11901,536
Environmental science16071,530

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901921154
19911621262
19921921526
19931581588
19941761647
19951741845
19962242058
19971712220
19981682602
19991702802
20002293200
20011893355
20022434391
20032285034
20042555524
20053056601
20063027645
20073818813
200852610061
200948811820
201048713094
201149715450
201249317245
201347619103
201455620513
201557020210
201660220103
201762820134
201850217982
201943020548
202044822202

General info

Founded1964
WikipediaCleveland State University
Colorsforest green, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to June. Law, August to May
Total FTE staff1,833
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115-2214
United States
City population397,000
Phone2166872000
Fax+1 (216) 687 9366

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