#9 Best Public Universities in Ohio

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio

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Student Population
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Location Cleveland, Ohio
Online csuohio.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 10,646 prospective students applied, and 10,008 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,968 enrolled in the school.  11,268 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,801 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $10,745 plus fees of $80. Cleveland State is ranked 841 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Cleveland State is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 980/1210
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.19
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Ohio Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Cleveland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$80
Room and Board $12,882
Budget for Other Expenses$3,470
Total One Year Cost$27,977
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Cleveland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$80
Room and Board $12,882
Budget for Other Expenses$3,470
Total One Year Cost$32,522

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
30% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cleveland State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 14%
Health Professions 12%
Communication 8%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202134 IPEDS survey data for Cleveland State University.

Current students may use the Cleveland State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.