Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 10,208
Graduate Enrollment: 4,827
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.29%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,114
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 900 - 1170

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 28

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 57.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 29.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 18.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 12.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 62.7%
Black: 16.0%
Hispanic: 7.7%
Asian: 3.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.3%
Non-resident alien: 4.1%
Unknown race: 1.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,364
In-State tuition: $11,690
Out-of-State tuition: $16,653

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $14,219 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,470 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,670 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,470 (2022)

Average Family Income: $62,875 (2017)
Median Family Income: $33,556 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 38.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,797 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $231 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,349
$30k-48k $13,719
$48k-75k $16,181
$75k-110k $17,539
$110k+ $18,241

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 33%
6-year graduation rate: 51%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,797 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,305 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,417 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 56.5% (2015)
@3 year 62.1% (2017)
@5 year 70.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 33.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 38.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,514 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,587 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 4
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 31 $21,965 $202 $30,125 ($2,510) $46,411 ($3,868)
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 8
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 55 $28,826 $271 $66,079 ($5,507) $77,355 ($6,446)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 15
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 52 $29,750 $277 $58,082 ($4,840) $65,927 ($5,494)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 30
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 20 $25,547 $257 $64,265 ($5,355) $77,292 ($6,441)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 41 $27,000 $270 $67,179 ($5,598) $86,729 ($7,227)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 42 $83,636 ($6,970) $87,306 ($7,276)
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 135 $25,000 $244 $63,493 ($5,291) $71,895 ($5,991)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 22 $71,738 ($5,978)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 18 $72,383 ($6,032)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 24
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 19
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 2
First Professional Degree Law. 90 $813 $54,679 ($4,557) $75,216 ($6,268)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 60 $25,831 $221 $24,666 ($2,056) $33,530 ($2,794)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 91 $26,144 $220 $31,131 ($2,594) $40,846 ($3,404)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 5
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 30 $26,000 $200 $41,393 ($3,449) $49,718 ($4,143)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 11
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 11
Master's Degree Museology/Museum Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 9
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 24 $266 $39,451 ($3,288) $52,714 ($4,393)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Master's Degree Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 35 $24,744 $248 $44,359 ($3,697) $55,195 ($4,600)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 9
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 12
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Master's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 265 $25,000 $212 $26,380 ($2,198) $36,874 ($3,073)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 42 $466 $48,441 ($4,037) $51,181 ($4,265)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 26 $26,875 $285 $24,462 ($2,039) $40,590 ($3,383)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 19 $26,250 $252 $17,526 ($1,461) $14,339 ($1,195)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 49 $26,774 $276 $21,399 ($1,783) $36,009 ($3,001)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 19 $27,978 $284 $21,825 ($1,819) $32,792 ($2,733)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 17 $30,000 $282 $27,377 ($2,281)
Master's Degree Music. 11
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 23 $24,188 $207 $24,202 ($2,017) $41,786 ($3,482)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 38 $523 $50,656 ($4,221) $48,317 ($4,026)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 35 $24,357 $244 $27,344 ($2,279) $95,240 ($7,937)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 210 $27,000 $233 $33,321 ($2,777)
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 51 $671 $92,590 ($7,716)
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 69 $20,738 $193 $23,473 ($1,956) $53,829 ($4,486)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 12
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
Master's Degree Public Health. 15 $57,522 ($4,794)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 8
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 47 $583 $61,398 ($5,117) $68,405 ($5,700)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 48 $27,000 $239 $38,622 ($3,219) $39,192 ($3,266)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 14 $65,390 ($5,449) $59,433 ($4,953)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 21 $28,096 ($2,341)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 44 $24,050 $198 $53,558 ($4,463) $63,587 ($5,299)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 79 $24,219 $241 $40,707 ($3,392) $49,154 ($4,096)
Bachelor's Degree History. 21 $25,000 $261 $27,598 ($2,300)
Master's Degree History. 4
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 31
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 33 $25,731 $263 $54,503 ($4,542)
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 57
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 31 $23,365 $234 $64,724 ($5,394)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 8 $77,817 ($6,485)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 2
Bachelor's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 18 $26,900 $214 $34,098 ($2,842) $42,364 ($3,530)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 38 $350 $56,577 ($4,715) $66,589 ($5,549)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 6
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 40 $354 $44,920 ($3,743)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 76 $580 $43,635 ($3,636) $49,972 ($4,164)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 63 $27,000 $256 $31,113 ($2,593) $39,354 ($3,280)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 43 $489 $42,964 ($3,580) $37,970 ($3,164)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 41 $371 $47,255 ($3,938)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 10
Master's Degree Human Services, General. 11
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 14 $67,301 ($5,608)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 11 $47,479 ($3,957)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 29 $307 $55,391 ($4,616) $54,951 ($4,579)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 80 $33,000 $265 $32,828 ($2,736) $37,881 ($3,157)
Master's Degree Social Work. 77 $427 $45,115 ($3,760) $51,530 ($4,294)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 12 $29,174 ($2,431)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 15 $21,709 $212 $17,422 ($1,452) $35,573 ($2,964)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 95 $25,000 $241 $33,476 ($2,790) $44,047 ($3,671)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 28 $32,500 $209 $39,675 ($3,306) $59,894 ($4,991)
Master's Degree Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 24 $25,500 $243 $26,503 ($2,209)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 48 $22,375 $216 $24,341 ($2,028) $47,418 ($3,952)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 44 $25,575 $244 $35,898 ($2,992) $37,292 ($3,108)
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 54 $32,083 $265 $35,597 ($2,966) $42,894 ($3,575)
Master's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 3
Doctoral Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 4
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 38 $818 $63,979 ($5,332)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 185 $27,500 $261 $59,205 ($4,934) $61,976 ($5,165)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 13 $85,379 ($7,115)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 90 $29,001 $249 $42,305 ($3,525) $52,512 ($4,376)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 227 $350 $72,410 ($6,034) $81,378 ($6,782)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 96 $25,250 $219 $46,450 ($3,871) $60,435 ($5,036)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39 $454 $61,285 ($5,107) $73,909 ($6,159)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 82 $24,365 $232 $49,914 ($4,160) $58,100 ($4,842)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 65 $27,500 $233 $29,359 ($2,447) $36,976 ($3,081)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 142 $26,750 $228 $36,681 ($3,057) $43,214 ($3,601)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 24 $31,125 $330 $60,442 ($5,037) $80,483 ($6,707)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,002
Full time faculty: 49%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $91,754,752 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $115,381,865 (2022)