Cleveland State University Graduate Schools

Cleveland State University (referred to as Cleveland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cleveland, OH. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Cleveland State University is $10,625 for Ohio residents and $18,051 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,081 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 15,247 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Cleveland State University (referred to as Cleveland State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Cleveland, OH. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1940 - Current).
Cleveland State Directory Information
School NameCleveland State University (Cleveland State)
Address2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone216-687-2000
Webhttps://www.csuohio.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.csuohio.edu/engagecsu
Financial Infohttps://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Cleveland State University is $10,625 for Ohio residents and $18,051 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,081 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 15,247 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 161 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 6 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$18,051
$10,625 for Ohio Residents
Student Population4,081
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs161 graduate programs
(6 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Cleveland State University is $10,625 for Ohio residents and $18,051 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $579 for Ohio residents and $991 for out-of-state students.
Cleveland State University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
Cleveland State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)6 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Cleveland State University is $10,625 for Ohio residents and $18,051 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.43% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Ohio ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,565$124$16,297$124
2018-2019$9,818$124$16,781$124
2019-2020$10,014$134$17,134$134
2020-2021$10,215$126$17,496$126
2021-2022$10,419$206$17,845$206
The graduate school tuition & fees of Cleveland State is average compared to public graduate schools in Ohio. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Ohio graduate tuition is $21,499 (public) / $17,355 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Cleveland State University$10,625$18,051
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Ohio Graduate Schools$15,009$18,418
Public$11,435$21,499
Private$17,355
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,689 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Cleveland State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 7.47% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,140. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -1.94% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$12,500$3,696$12,500$3,696
2018-2019$14,348$3,440$14,348$3,440
2019-2020$12,882$3,470$12,882$3,470
2020-2021$12,990$3,470$12,990$3,470
2021-2022$14,219$3,470$12,670$3,470
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $579 for Ohio residents and $991 for other students at Cleveland State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.95% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Ohio ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$531$905
2018-2019$545$932
2019-2020$556$952
2020-2021$568$972
2021-2022$579$991
The law school tuition at Cleveland State University is $26,806 for Ohio residents and $26,899 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Cleveland State University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Cleveland State University
Ohio ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$26,654$152$26,747$152

Graduate Programs at Cleveland State

Cleveland State University offers 84 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,338 students have completed their study at Cleveland State University.
Offered Degrees at Cleveland State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree7251,117
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship7042
Doctor's degree - other20163
Post Master's Degree3016
Total8451,338
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Cleveland State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Clinical Psychology program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 231 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 125 completers.
Cleveland State University offers 84 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,338 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,117 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 163 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 16 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 9 completers-
Environmental Studies4-
Environmental Science5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 78 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences37-
Information Science/Studies40-
Computer Science1-
Education [+] (3 completers) 213 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Educational Leadership and Administration37-
Educational/Instructional Technology8-
Educational Evaluation and Research1-
Special Education and Teaching22-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented11-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services54$39,300
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching29$34,300
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education7-
Foreign Language Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education1-
Reading Teacher Education7-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2-
Social Studies Teacher Education3-
Health Occupations Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Engineering [+] 106 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering9-
Chemical Engineering11-
Civil Engineering20-
Computer Software Engineering2-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering19-
Engineering Mechanics0-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering3-
Mechanical Engineering42-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Legal Studies [+] 12 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies12-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)0-
English Language and Literature [+] 18 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Creative Writing9-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 16 completers-
Mathematics11-
Applied Mathematics5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 9 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 1 completers-
Philosophy1-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Chemistry2-
Physics0-
Optics/Optical Sciences1-
Psychology [+] 32 completers$43,000
Psychology32$43,000
Human Services [+] 138 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy16-
Public Administration22$42,900
Social Work100$41,900
Social Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Economics0-
International Relations and Affairs7-
Sociology3-
Urban Studies/Affairs6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-
Music8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 156 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist35-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions (other)9-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling7-
Public Health7-
Health/Medical Physics7-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist47-
Nursing Administration40-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)4$84,600
Business [+] 274 completers-
Business Administration and Management220$62,900
Accounting45$59,500
Labor and Industrial Relations9-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total1,117
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 19 completers$67,000
Education19$67,000
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Engineering8-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Adult Development and Aging1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Chemistry5-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Urban Studies/Affairs2-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Total42
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 125 completers-
Law125-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 38 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist38-
Total163
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Legal Studies [+] 5 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies5-
Psychology [+] 11 completers-
Clinical Psychology11-
Total16

Graduate Student Population at Cleveland State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 4,081 students enrolled into Cleveland State University graduate schools where it has total 15,247 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,012 full-time and 2,069 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,631 male and 2,450 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,0811,6312,450
Full-time2,0128621,150
Part-tme2,0697691,300
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,448 White (59.99%), 544 Black/African American (13.33%), 166 Hispanic (4.07%), 102 Asian (2.50%), and 821 students with other races. 566 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,0811,6312,450
American Indian/Native American413
Asian1024458
Black/African American544156388
Hispanic16651115
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White2,4489261,522
Two More792950
Un-Known1697594
Non-resident Alien566348218
Cleveland State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,495 graduate students (61.14% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,101 graduate students (26.98% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,081
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,495
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,101
Not in Online Courses485

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