Cleveland State University

Is Cleveland State University a Good School for the Money?

Cleveland State University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if Cleveland State University is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Within Ohio, Cleveland State University is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Ohio Value
Below Average Ohio Quality

Cleveland State University is ranked #49 out of #80 in Ohio for quality and #44 out of #62 for Ohio value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  44 out of 62
Great Value
State Value Score  29.03 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Cleveland State University financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Cleveland State University is ranked #867 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Cleveland State University is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  867 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  41.10 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary $75,985 A
LaGrange College $104,152 B
University of Wisconsin - Superior $107,208 B
Cleveland State University $120,739 C-
Barton College $125,016 D
Saint Peter’s University $131,100 D-
Saint Leo University $142,424 F
Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus $151,834 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $120,739 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University will cost you about $120,739. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $26,420 and a typical 4.57 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $26,420
Average Years to Graduate 4.57
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $120,739

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Cleveland State University student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Cleveland State University degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$93,703 In-State With Aid
$142,255 Avg Cost No Aid
4.57 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Cleveland State University.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $142,255 #434 B
All Students $120,739 #867 C-
Only Students Receiving Aid $108,103 #735 C
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $127,855 #34 C
All Students $106,339 #44 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $93,703 #44 D

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Ohio.

About 90% of Cleveland State University students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Cleveland State University financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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