Campus & Student Life at Cleveland State University

Home to about 11,166 undergraduates in 2020, Cleveland State University is a large, public university located in Cleveland, Ohio. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Cleveland State University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cleveland State University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cleveland State University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cleveland State University Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Cleveland State University. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cleveland State University Disability Services.

Cleveland State University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cleveland State University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cleveland State University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cleveland State University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cleveland State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University has a comparatively large, student body. There were 11,166 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 8,803 (78.8%). Part-time attendance was 2,363 (21.2%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
8,8032,36311,166

Cleveland State University is Ranked #856 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cleveland State University is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cleveland State University #856 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cleveland State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cleveland State University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cleveland State University Diversity Guide.

Cleveland State University Competes in the NCAA

Cleveland State University has a total of 288 student athletes, 134 men and 154 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$10,911,800
Total Expenses (all teams)$10,911,800
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cleveland State University Athletics

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