Cleveland State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,636

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,555

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.12%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.5%

8,528 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,864

67.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.9%

469 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 (205 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (145 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees).

In 2016, 4,053 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,585 degrees), 4.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (538 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $9,636, which is $-16,220 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $9,636, which is $-16,220 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,555.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,636

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Cleveland State University was $9,636. The cost of tuition at Cleveland State University is $-16,220 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,555

2016 Value

2.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Cleveland State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,555. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Cleveland State University grew by 2.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,464

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cleveland State University was of $12,464 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Cleveland State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.69% with respect to 2015, when 59% 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.

8.12%

2015 Default Rate

387

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Cleveland State University was 8.12%, which represents 387 out of the 4766 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 8,528 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.5% annual growth. Out of those 8,528 applicants, 7,458 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.5% acceptance rate.

There were 16,864 students enrolled at Cleveland State University in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cleveland State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,458

Accepted Out of 8,528

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cleveland State University was 87.5% (7,458 admissions from 8,528 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 88%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.5%, while admissions grew by 10.7%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

270

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Cleveland State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cleveland State University has a total enrollment of 16,864 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 11,342 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,522. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0949% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cleveland State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Female (9.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (6.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,864 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 11,342 and the part-time enrollment is 5,522. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 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 71%. 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

    10,408

  2. Black or African American

    2,768

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    807

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University is 61.7% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 4.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0949% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 377 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 495 more women than men received degrees from Cleveland State University. The majority of degree recipients at Cleveland State University are white (2,585 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (538 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cleveland State University is General Psychology (205 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (145 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (100 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 Science Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), and Engineering (408 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 Miscellaneous managers (573,621 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (364,689 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (325,627 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,749 people), and Social workers (246,097 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Science Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Engineering (408 degrees), Legal (127 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 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 Public relations specialists, Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Science Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Engineering (408 degrees), Legal (127 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 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 (471,411 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (425,675 people), Elementary & secondary schools (356,363 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (354,503 people), and Construction (288,994 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Science Technologies (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (260 degrees), Engineering (408 degrees), Legal (127 degrees), and Social Sciences (316 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cleveland State University was General Psychology with 205 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,779

  2. 2,274

In 2016, 1,779 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University, which is 0.782 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 157 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 188 degrees were awarded to women at Cleveland State University in General Psychology, which is 3.08 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Cleveland State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cleveland State University is Female and White (50.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.46% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,585 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    538 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cleveland State University is white (2,585 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (538 degrees).

2.1% of degree recipients (85 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,459 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,126 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    381 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cleveland State University is white female (1,459 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,126 degrees).

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Operations

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $546k (7.37%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Cleveland State University had a total expenditure of $300M. Of that $300M, they spent $127M on salaries and $300M on benefits.

Cleveland State University employs 184 Associate professors, 135 Professors, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cleveland State University are Male Associate professors (107), Male Professors(90), and Female Associate professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University are: Management, with 277 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 224 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 137 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.4M

2015 Endowment

2.92%

decline from 2014

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at about $7.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Cleveland State University declined 2.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $264M 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. $7.53M - Federal

  2. $2.72M - State

  3. $443k - Local

As of 2015, Cleveland State University received $7.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.72M from state grants and contracts, and $443k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$127M

Salary Expenditure

$300M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Cleveland State University had a total expenditure of $300M. Of that $300M, they spent $127M on salaries and $300M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Cleveland State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$127M

2015 Salaries

3.52%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Cleveland State University paid a median of $127M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($300M) and a 3.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.76% growth from 2013 and a 1.34% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.9M

Instructional Salaries

524

Number of Employees

In 2015, Cleveland State University paid a total of $42.9M to 524 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

184 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

277 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Associate professor with 184 employees; Professor with 135 employees; and Professor with 124 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Management with 277 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 224 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 137 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cleveland State University was Male Associate professor with 107 employees, Male Professor with 90 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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