Cleveland State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,185
4.09% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,007
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93.6%
7,815 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
15,247
70.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.3%
754 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 (221 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (219 degrees), and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (169 degrees).

In 2020, 3,955 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,677 degrees), 5.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (478 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $11,185, which is $−17,444 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $11,185, which is $−17,444 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,007.

In 2020, 63% of undergraduate students attending Cleveland State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,185
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Cleveland State University was $11,185. The cost of tuition at Cleveland State University is $−17,444 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,007
2020 Value
1.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Cleveland State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,007. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Cleveland State University grew by 1.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,882
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cleveland State University was of $12,882 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.67% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Cleveland State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.28% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
5.74%
2018 Default Rate
258
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Cleveland State University was 5.74%, which represents 258 out of the 4492 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 7,815 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 26.6% annual decline. Out of those 7,815 applicants, 7,315 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.6% acceptance rate.

There were 15,247 students enrolled at Cleveland State University in 2020, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cleveland State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,315
Accepted Out of 7,815

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cleveland State University was 93.6% (7,315 admissions from 7,815 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 94%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −26.6%, while admissions declined by −26.9%.

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
626
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Cleveland State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cleveland State University has a total enrollment of 15,247 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,815 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,432. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cleveland State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,247 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 10,815 and the part-time enrollment is 4,432. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2020 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 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    9,627
  2. Black or African American
    2,207
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,005

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University is 63.1% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0853% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 295 students (1.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 637 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 (2,677 degrees awarded). There were 5.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (478 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cleveland State University is General Psychology (221 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (219 degrees) and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (169 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 (216 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), and Legal (105 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 (426,133 people), Software developers (368,710 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (317,017 people), Civil engineers (248,634 people), and Mechanical engineers (181,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (216 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Legal (105 degrees), Communications (197 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (216 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Legal (105 degrees), Communications (197 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (43 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 Computer Systems Design (467,319 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (423,261 people), Construction (297,777 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,272 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (294,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (216 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Legal (105 degrees), Communications (197 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (43 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. 221 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 169 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cleveland State University was General Psychology with 221 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,659
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,296
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,659 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,296).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 197 degrees were awarded to women at Cleveland State University in General Psychology, which is 4.69 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% of students graduating from Cleveland State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cleveland State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.46% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,677 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    478 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    206 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cleveland State University is white (2,677 degrees awarded). There were 5.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (478 degrees).

1.52% of degree recipients (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,560 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,117 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    332 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cleveland State University is white female (1,560 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,117 degrees).

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Operations

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at nearly $91.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−2.48%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Cleveland State University had a total salary expenditure of $325M. Cleveland State University employs 181 Associate professors, 139 Professors, and 118 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cleveland State University are Male Associate professors (97), Male Professors(93), and Female Associate professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 215 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 137 employees, and Management with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.8M
2020 Endowment
1.14k%
growth from 2019

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at about $91.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Cleveland State University grew 1.14k% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $210M 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. $8.36M - Federal
  2. $3.32M - State
  3. $536k - Local

As of 2020, Cleveland State University received $8.36M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.32M from state grants and contracts, and $536k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$138M
2020 Salaries
2.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Cleveland State University paid a median of $138M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($325M) and a 2.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.4% growth from 2018 and a 12.4% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.9M
Instructional Salaries
554
Number of Employees

In 2020, Cleveland State University paid a total of $48.9M to 554 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
181 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
215 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Associate professor with 181 employees; Professor with 139 employees; and Professor with 118 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Office and Administrative Support with 215 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 137 employees; and Management with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cleveland State University was Male Associate professor with 97 employees, Male Professor with 93 employees, and Female Associate professor with 84 employees.

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

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