Cleveland State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,636

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,320

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.1%

7,537 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,371

69.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.1%

573 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 (224 degrees awarded), Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (162 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (107 degrees).

In 2017, 4,193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,610 degrees), 4.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (584 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $9,636, which is $-16,864 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cleveland State University is $9,636, which is $-16,864 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,320.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,636

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cleveland State University was $9,636. The cost of tuition at Cleveland State University is $-16,864 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,320

2017 Value

1.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cleveland State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,320. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cleveland State University grew by 1.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,000

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cleveland State University was of $12,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.72% between 2016 and 2017. 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Cleveland State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

7.68%

2016 Default Rate

334

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cleveland State University was 7.68%, which represents 334 out of the 4351 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 7,537 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.6% annual decline. Out of those 7,537 applicants, 6,788 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.1% acceptance rate.

There were 16,371 students enrolled at Cleveland State University in 2017, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cleveland State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,788

Accepted Out of 7,537

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cleveland State University was 90.1% (6,788 admissions from 7,537 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.6%, while admissions declined by -8.98%.

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SAT Scores

15%

Submission Percentage

292

Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Cleveland State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cleveland State University has a total enrollment of 16,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 11,330 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,041. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Asian, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0916% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cleveland State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cleveland State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Cleveland State University is 11,330 and the part-time enrollment is 5,041. This means that 69.2% of students enrolled at Cleveland State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2017 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 70%. 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

    10,387

  2. Black or African American

    2,546

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    832

The enrolled student population at Cleveland State University is 63.4% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 5.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Asian, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0916% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 240 students (1.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 543 more women than men received degrees from Cleveland State University. The majority of degree recipients at Cleveland State University are white (2,610 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (584 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cleveland State University is General Psychology (224 degrees awarded), followed by Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (162 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (107 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 (283 degrees awarded), Engineering (523 degrees), and Legal (132 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 (563,721 people), Software developers (386,006 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (385,447 people), Social workers, all other (311,533 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (307,447 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees awarded), Engineering (523 degrees), Legal (132 degrees), Social Sciences (316 degrees), and Psychology (262 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees awarded), Engineering (523 degrees), Legal (132 degrees), Social Sciences (316 degrees), and Psychology (262 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 Elementary & secondary schools (671,204 people), Computer Systems Design (546,705 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (512,297 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,076 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (380,968 people).

The most specialized majors at Cleveland State University are Public Administration and Social Service (283 degrees awarded), Engineering (523 degrees), Legal (132 degrees), Social Sciences (316 degrees), and Psychology (262 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cleveland State University was General Psychology with 224 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,825

  2. 2,368

In 2017, 1,825 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,368).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Cleveland State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 197 degrees were awarded to women at Cleveland State University in General Psychology, which is 3.58 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (68.1%).

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, 2.27% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,610 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    584 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cleveland State University is white (2,610 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (584 degrees).

1.57% of degree recipients (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,491 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,119 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cleveland State University is white female (1,491 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,119 degrees).

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Operations

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.44M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.8M (213%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Cleveland State University had a total salary expenditure of $347M. Cleveland State University employs 188 Associate professors, 132 Professors, and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cleveland State University are Male Associate professors (108), Male Professors(89), and Female Associate professors (80).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University are: Management, with 265 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 211 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.44M

2017 Endowment

8.77%

growth from 2016

Cleveland State University has an endowment valued at about $7.44M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cleveland State University grew 8.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $279M 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. $7.65M - Federal

  2. $2.55M - State

  3. $566k - Local

As of 2017, Cleveland State University received $7.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.55M from state grants and contracts, and $566k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136M

2017 Salaries

4.88%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Cleveland State University paid a median of $136M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($347M) and a 4.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.87% growth from 2015 and a 3.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.7M

Instructional Salaries

541

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cleveland State University paid a total of $46.7M to 541 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

188 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

265 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Associate professor with 188 employees; Professor with 132 employees; and Professor with 119 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cleveland State University were Management with 265 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 211 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 131 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cleveland State University was Male Associate professor with 108 employees, Male Professor with 89 employees, and Female Associate professor with 80 employees.

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

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