Cleveland State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,144
4.6% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,719
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.34%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.3%
11,570 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,385
74.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.9%
926 Graduates

About

Cleveland State University is a higher education institution located in Cuyahoga County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Cleveland State University were General Psychology (235 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (231 degrees), and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (153 degrees).

In 2022, 3,933 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,543 degrees), 5.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (457 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $12,144, which is $−18,006 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $12,144, which is $−18,006 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,719.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Cleveland State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,144
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cleveland State University was $12,144. The cost of tuition at Cleveland State University is $−18,006 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,719
2022 Value
1.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cleveland State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,719. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cleveland State University grew by 1.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,762
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cleveland State University was of $13,762 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Cleveland State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.34%
2019 Default Rate
101
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cleveland State University was 2.34%, which represents 101 out of the 4322 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cleveland State University received 11,570 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.556% annual growth. Out of those 11,570 applicants, 9,872 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,385 students enrolled at Cleveland State University in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cleveland State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,872
Accepted Out of 11,570

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cleveland State University was 85.3% (9,872 admissions from 11,570 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.556%, while admissions declined by −6.02%..

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
351
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at Cleveland State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cleveland State University had a total enrollment of 14,385 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,722 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,663. This means that 74.5% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.8% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Asian, 3.33% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0834% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cleveland State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.7%), followed by White Male (8.93%) and Black or African American Female (3.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cleveland State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,385 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,722 and the part-time enrollment is 3,663. This means that 74.5% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Cleveland State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,732 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,068 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    984 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University is 53.8% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Asian, 3.33% Two or More Races, 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0834% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 403 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 665 more women than men received degrees from Cleveland State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cleveland State University is white (2,543 degrees awarded). There were 5.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (457 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cleveland State University is General Psychology (235 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (231 degrees) and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (153 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cleveland State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (148 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (208 degrees), and Engineering (346 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Software developers (963,999 people), Other managers (491,697 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (374,100 people), Civil engineers (285,839 people), and Social workers, all other (248,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University in 2022 are Legal (148 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (208 degrees), Engineering (346 degrees), Psychology (264 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (316 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Legal (148 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (208 degrees), Engineering (346 degrees), Psychology (264 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (316 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Computer Systems Design (1,027,100 people), Elementary & secondary schools (535,296 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (469,706 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (422,176 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (345,681 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Legal (148 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (208 degrees), Engineering (346 degrees), Psychology (264 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (316 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cleveland State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 235 degrees awarded
  2. 231 degrees awarded
  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cleveland State University was General Psychology with 235 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,634
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,299
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,634 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University, which is 0.711 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Psychology, which is 3.47 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Cleveland State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cleveland State University is Female and Asian (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.92% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,543 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    457 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cleveland State University is white (2,543 degrees awarded). There were 5.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (457 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,527 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,016 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    322 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cleveland State University is white female (1,527 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1016 degrees).

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Operations

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at nearly $98.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.3%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Cleveland State University had a total salary expenditure of 329M. Cleveland State University employs 184 Associate professors, 135 Lecturers and 128 Professors. Most academics at Cleveland State University are Male Associate professor (93), Female Associate professor (91), and Male Professor (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 196 employees, Management, with 141 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 130 employees.

Endowment

$98.2M
2022 Endowment
14.9%
decline from 2021

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at about $98.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cleveland State University declined 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $275M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $11.9M - Federal
  2. $5.15M - State
  3. $501k - Local

As of 2022, Cleveland State University received $11.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.15M from state grants and contracts, and $501k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$143M
2022 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cleveland State University paid a median of $143M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($329M) and a 10.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.6M
Instructional Salaries
563
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cleveland State University paid a total of $52.6M to 563 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
184 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
196 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Associate professor with 184 employees, Lecturer with 135 employees, and Professor with 128 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Office and Administrative Support with 196 employees, Management with 141 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cleveland State University was Male Associate professor with 93 employees, Female Associate professor with 91 employees, and Male Professor with 87 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cleveland State University.

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