Cleveland State University Demographics & Diversity

Cleveland, Ohio

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Cleveland State University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Cleveland State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 17%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 25% more female students than male students enrolled at Cleveland State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cleveland State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Cleveland State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Cleveland State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,149
Women 8,920

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Cleveland State University serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Cleveland State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,782 per year

43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 27%
Part time Undergrads 22.4%

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

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