At Cleveland State University, our students come first. We have received national recognition for award-winning programs that help you save time and save money while earning a degree - and graduate fully prepared to succeed, from day one, in their chosen careers.
The secret of this success? We call it Engaged Learning. It is a powerful combination of higher education and hands-on experience that extends our classrooms into the city itself, where we connect you with invaluable co-ops, internships and other experiential learning opportunities in technology, manufacturing, health care, finance, education, the arts and many other industries.
At CSU, you will be part of a dynamic community on a reinvigorated campus in the heart of downtown Cleveland. With 17,000-plus students, 10 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, we are listed year after year among America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report. CSU is ranked No. 18 in the nation among public universities that deliver social mobility and impactful research, and we are among the Top 3 public universities in Ohio whose graduates enjoy the greatest mid-career earnings boost.
Founded in 1964, CSU has proudly served as one of Cleveland’s anchor institutions for more than 50 years. With dedicated partners spanning the private, public and nonprofit sectors, we continue to share knowledge, research and resources - for the benefit of all - as we redefine the urban university for the 21st century.
Welcome to Cleveland State University!
Harlan M. Sands
Cleveland State University