At Cleveland State University, our students come first. We have received national recognition for award-winning programs that help you save time and money while earning a degree - and graduate fully prepared to succeed in your chosen career.
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 professions.
At CSU, you will be part of a dynamic community on an active campus in the heart of downtown Cleveland with nearly 16,000 students, 10 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs. We are listed consistently among America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report. We are ranked No. 18 in the nation among public universities that deliver social mobility and impactful research - and No. 1 in Ohio for social mobility. In addition, we are among the Top 3 public universities in our state whose graduates enjoy the greatest mid-career earnings boost.
Founded in 1964, our university 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!
Harlan M. Sands
Cleveland State University