Cleveland State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,745
3.45% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,219
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
94%
10,646 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,433
70.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
45.3%
693 Graduates

About

Cleveland State University is a higher education institution located in Cuyahoga County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cleveland State University were General Psychology (265 degrees awarded), Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (210 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (135 degrees).

In 2019, 4,302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,817 degrees), 5.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (555 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $10,745, which is $−17,755 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $10,745, which is $−17,755 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,219.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,745
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cleveland State University was $10,745. The cost of tuition at Cleveland State University is $−17,755 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,219
2019 Value
13%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cleveland State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,219. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cleveland State University grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,670
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cleveland State University was of $12,670 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.58% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Cleveland State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 7.02% with respect to 2018, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.64%
2017 Default Rate
342
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cleveland State University was 7.64%, which represents 342 out of the 4474 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Cleveland State University received 10,646 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.34% annual growth. Out of those 10,646 applicants, 10,008 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94% acceptance rate.

There were 15,433 students enrolled at Cleveland State University in 2019, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cleveland State University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,008
Accepted Out of 10,646

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cleveland State University was 94% (10,008 admissions from 10,646 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.34%, while admissions grew by 14.2%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
543
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Cleveland State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cleveland State University has a total enrollment of 15,433 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,933 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,500. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 3.34% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cleveland State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,433 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,933 and the part-time enrollment is 4,500. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Cleveland State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,919
  2. Black or African American
    2,245
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    986

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University is 64.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 3.34% Asian, 0.181% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 220 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 712 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 (2,817 degrees awarded). There were 5.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (555 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cleveland State University is General Psychology (265 degrees awarded), followed by Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (210 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (135 degrees).

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 Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees awarded), Engineering (437 degrees), and Psychology (317 degrees).

Workforce

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 Other managers (481,655 people), Software developers (434,820 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,545 people), Civil engineers (269,072 people), and Social workers, all other (264,197 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees awarded), Engineering (437 degrees), Psychology (317 degrees), Communications (213 degrees), and Legal (103 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees awarded), Engineering (437 degrees), Psychology (317 degrees), Communications (213 degrees), and Legal (103 degrees).

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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 Elementary & secondary schools (578,498 people), Computer Systems Design (541,546 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,261 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (426,443 people), and Construction (335,352 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees awarded), Engineering (437 degrees), Psychology (317 degrees), Communications (213 degrees), and Legal (103 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 210 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 135 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cleveland State University was General Psychology with 265 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,795
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,507
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,795 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,507).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.3 times more than the 140 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 253 degrees were awarded to women at Cleveland State University in General Psychology, which is 4.69 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from Cleveland State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cleveland State University is Female and Asian (68.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.44% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,817 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    555 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cleveland State University is white (2,817 degrees awarded). There were 5.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (555 degrees).

1.58% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,648 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,169 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    398 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cleveland State University is white female (1,648 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,169 degrees).

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Operations

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.43M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.98M (67.1%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Cleveland State University had a total salary expenditure of $323M. Cleveland State University employs 176 Associate professors, 136 Professors, and 127 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cleveland State University are Male Associate professors (99), Male Professors(92), and Female Associate professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 239 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 147 employees, and Management with 140 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.43M
2019 Endowment
2.06%
decline from 2018

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at about $7.43M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cleveland State University declined 2.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $304M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.24M - Federal
  2. $2.4M - State
  3. $407k - Local

As of 2019, Cleveland State University received $8.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.4M from state grants and contracts, and $407k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$135M
2019 Salaries
13.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Cleveland State University paid a median of $135M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($323M) and a 13.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.4% decline from 2017 and a 4.88% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.8M
Instructional Salaries
547
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cleveland State University paid a total of $48.8M to 547 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
176 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
239 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Associate professor with 176 employees; Professor with 136 employees; and Professor with 127 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Office and Administrative Support with 239 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 147 employees; and Management with 140 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cleveland State University was Male Associate professor with 99 employees, Male Professor with 92 employees, and Female Associate professor with 77 employees.

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

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