A Cleveland State is a metropolitan university that provides a rich environment for engaged learning in an exciting and dynamic location. Our students are fond of claiming that the entire city is their campus for study, practical experience, and recreation. And our pledge to each student is an engaged learning experience in the real world, for the real world, among a diverse student body.

More than 1,000 courses support 200 major fields of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as professional certificate and continuing education programs. Courses of instruction are offered in business administration, education and human services, engineering, law, liberal arts and social sciences, science, and urban affairs. As nearly 90 percent of Cleveland State’s students work full- or part-time, flexible academic programming and convenient class times are offered. Of our 16,000 students, approximately one-third are in graduate-level programs and about half attend on a part-time basis. The University also boasts more than 150 student organizations, including national fraternities and sororities and NCAA Division I athletics.

A Dynamic Campus Environment
The Cleveland State campus consists of 85 acres — the largest footprint in downtown Cleveland — with 40 buildings used for teaching, research, housing, administration, and recreation. “Building Blocks for the Future,” the University’s $200-plus million campus master plan, is changing the face of both campus and downtown Cleveland while creating a vibrant living and learning community in the heart of the city. New or renovated buildings include a recreation center; apartment-style student housing, a restaurant, an administration center, a College of Graduate Studies building, and more. Soon to come: a new student center and a College of Education and Human Services building.

Cleveland State also has extended campuses in Westlake and Solon, where students have access to the same quality education as they have downtown.

Exceptional Students, Award-Winning Faculty, Proud Alumni
Cleveland State reaches out to academically talented and highly motivated students through its Honors Program. And our faculty is tops, too, with more than 93 percent holding the highest degree in their field. Four out of five hold the Ph.D., a figure unmatched by any other Ohio university. In 2005-06, CSU ranked first in Ohio and second in the nation for faculty winning the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award.

Throughout their engaged learning experience at CSU, students interact with these professors, not graduate assistants, in classrooms, laboratories and research teams. Faculty and staff alike insist on creating an atmosphere that promotes intellectual growth and the creation of new knowledge. All of our accepted students are admitted onto the main campus, not to a branch or a two-year program within the institution.

The University has more than 94,000 alumni, most of whom have remained in the Northeast Ohio area to establish careers, give back to the community, and raise their families. Recent research shows that at nearly 1,000 businesses across the country, a Cleveland State graduate is at the helm as founder, chairman, CEO, president, or top executive. That’s great company to keep!

We believe that a first-class education benefits not only the graduates of Cleveland State but the rest of society as well. Public and private institutions, corporations, and businesses have joined as our partners in a dynamic and engaged learning experience. With their help, the University creates an environment where the individual, the curriculum, and the community interact to achieve the highest levels of learning. The knowledge students gain during their studies on our campus is invaluably augmented by their experience in the community, whether as a participant in our outstanding cooperative education opportunities, through service learning, or as an intern or member of a groundbreaking research team. We hope that our students and alumni will, in turn, employ their knowledge to solve problems, stimulate economic activity, and increase opportunity in these same communities.

Learn More About Us
Cleveland State is a tremendous value in higher education. If you are looking for an outstanding university experience in the heart of a progressive metropolitan area, contact the Office of Admissions at 216.687.5411 or toll-free at 1.888.CSUOHIO.

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