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Cleveland State University is located in Ohio, in the midwest section of the United States.
Cleveland State University
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2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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Cleveland State University, Ohio

Cleveland State University, Ohio:
An excellent urban university,
where cultures meet, and education begins.

Sasha Kostadinov, Graduate of Cleveland State University Going to Cleveland State was a major investment of time and money - and CSU returned to me more than I put into it. While many factors determined the outcome of my experience, I believe that the faculty was the key to my success. The greatest tool at this hometown school is the faculty, who every term stimulated my curiosity and challenged me to become better. - Sasha Kostadinov, Graduate of Cleveland State University: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science 1991; Master of Arts in Economics 1994

Quick facts about Cleveland State University:

  • There are more than 9,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate and law students
  • 56 percent of our students are women, while 22 percent are minority students
  • Day, evening, and weekend classes are offered
  • There are more than 100 student organizations
  • The CSU Co-op program is ranked in the top ten in the nation
  • $30 million in financial aid is available each year
  • CSU offers a budget payment plan to pay for tuition each semester
  • 97 percent of CSU professors hold Ph.D.s in the field that they teach

Established as a state-assisted university in 1964, Cleveland State University (CSU) was created out of the buildings, faculty, staff, and curriculum of the former Fenn College, a private institution of 2,500 students that was founded in 1929. The campus has grown significantly in size and scope, and now, Cleveland State University features five undergraduate colleges and two graduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Urban Affairs, Graduate School, and Law School. The university offers 117 different majors including 70 undergraduate, 36 master, and 11 doctoral.

Academic Departments: Accounting and Business Law; Anthropology; Art; Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences; Black Studies Program; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Communication; Computer and Information Science; Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning; Curriculum and Foundations; Dramatic Arts; Economics; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Technology; English; Finance; Health Care Administration; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Health Sciences; History; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Law; Management and Labor Relations; Marketing; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Military Science; Modern Languages; Music; Nursing; Operations Management and Business Statistics; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Work; Sociology; Speech and Hearing; Teacher Education Programs; Urban Studies; Women's Studies Program. Click here to inquire about the academic program that interests you.

The English as a Second Language Program serves different types of students:

  • NEW! ESL-only students are able to take classes at our Intensive English Language Program.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who speak English as a second language and need to strengthen their English skills can take ESL credit courses.
  • Special programs can also be created for groups.

Specific ESL Programs:

  • Intensive English Language Program: Designed to help you improve your English skills whether your goals are for educational, business or personal reasons.
  • Undergraduate Courses: Designed to improve proficiency in reading and writing of formal English for the purpose of university studies. Listening and Speaking skills are practiced in context.
  • Graduate Courses: Designed to improve communicative competence for graduate students, especially international teaching assistants.
  • Workplace ESL: Specialized ESL instruction may be arranged in classes on-site or at the CSU campus.
  • Group Programs: Specialized ESL classes may be arranged for student groups during the regular semesters or in the summer.

Interested? Select your ESL program preference, and complete the form to learn more!

Cleveland State University, Ohio

Featured Academic Programs and Affiliations at Cleveland State University

Accelerated Nursing: An accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an alternative program that can dramatically shorten the time frame for receiving a degree in nursing for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing subject. Accelerated program students take all of the courses required for entry into a basic BSN program, complete all nursing support courses, and take the nursing courses in a specially designed sequence providing the same number of credits as in a basic BSN program. By building upon past educational achievements, accelerated programs can graduate students with a BSN degree in four semesters.

Biomedical Engineering: The Applied Biomedical Engineering (ABE) program is a unique partnership between Cleveland State's Fenn College of Engineering and The Lerner Research Institute at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF). The program is a specialization within the Doctor of Engineering, and administered by the Department of Chemical Engineering at CSU. Courses are staffed by faculty members from both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic. ABE distinguishes itself by providing strong biological fundamentals (including cell and molecular biology), and tools for success in real world research and development.

The Cleveland Clinic: Cleveland State University has numerous partnerships with The Cleveland Clinic in education and research, from the Accelerated Nursing Track to the Ph.D. in Applied Biomedical Engineering. Choices range from certificates through highly acclaimed Ph.D. programs that include extensive research in the world-class facilities at The Cleveland Clinic. The Clinic is a private, non-profit group practice that includes a 954-bed hospital, outpatient services, a research institute and an education foundation. A world-class academic medical center that is a designated national referral center and international health resource, the Cleveland Clinic provides a full range of medical services.

Perfusion: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland State University recently signed an agreement to begin a new degree: the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Perfusion (BSHS). A perfusionist is a skilled health professional who serves as a member of an open-heart surgical team responsible for the setup and operation of a device known as the heart-lung machine. During many types of open heart surgery, the patient's heart is stopped so that it is easier for the surgeon to work on. The patient's blood is diverted away from the heart and lungs into a heart-lung machine. The machine assumes the function of both the heart and the lungs. The perfusionist operates the machine during surgery, monitors the altered circulatory process closely, takes corrective action when abnormal situations arise and keeps the surgeon and anesthesiologist fully informed. Perfusionists often serve in supportive roles for other medical specialties in operating devices to assist in the conservation of blood and blood products during surgery. They also provide extended, long-term support of the patient's circulation outside of the operating room.

Urban Planning: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Ohio's only College of Urban Affairs, is ranked among the top schools of urban affairs in the United States. The College is ranked second in the graduate specialty of city management and urban policy in U.S. News and World Report's 2002 issue of America's Best Graduate Schools. The College offers twelve degree programs: Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. and joint degree programs provide the opportunity to earn the Juris Doctor (J.D.) with a Masters in Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development and Master of Environmental Studies. A focal point for community outreach and research, the College is home to the Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ), the leading journal in the field of economic development.

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Cleveland State University's Center for International Services and Programs

International students have many opportunities for both academic and personal growth at Cleveland State University. The Center for International Services and Programs is designed to help students get involved in campus life through a variety of student organizations and university programs that include cultural activities, sports, the arts and social events. The CISP staff is especially qualified to meet the varied needs of all international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specific services include:

  • Individualized Advising
  • Academic Advising
  • Immigration Advising
  • International Day, an annual celebration of cultural diversity
  • International Student Organizations

Yearly / Semester Fees and Expenses for International Students

All international students must show financial (tuition and living expenses) support for one academic year. Financial documentation must be presented in order for Cleveland State University to issue an I-20 or IAP-66 visa application form. All documents must be original, dated and issued within the past year.

Graduate Students
Tuition and Fees $13,800 $8,405 $13,184
Room $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Board $3,200 $3,200 $3,200
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Health Insurance* $970 $970 $970
Transportation** $1,100 $1,100 $1,100
Personal $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Totals $26,670 $21,275 $26,054
Summer (optional) $6,900 $4,202 $6,592
Totals (including Summer) $33,570 $25,477 $32,646

Tuition and fees are subject to change.
* Students must carry health insurance while enrolled at Cleveland State University.
** Transportation includes only local costs; the figure does not include round-trip airfare.

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Cleveland State University, Ohio

Living in Cleveland: With a metro population of more than 2.5 million, Cleveland is America's 14th largest metropolitan area. Located 575 miles (920 km) west of New York City and 340 miles (540 km) east of Chicago, Cleveland sits on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the city's major sources of beauty and commerce with miles of beaches and port facilities. The city of Cleveland boasts many cultural institutions, an extensive park system, professional sports teams, and leading medical centers, and is home to many large multinational companies.

Cleveland State University's 82-acre campus, which is located downtown and convenient to public transportation, makes the whole city of Cleveland accessible. Our dynamic, vibrant campus features a blend of old and new architectural styles, from a historic mansion to several recently completed, state-of-the-art facilities, including a College of Law Library, a College of Business Administration, a Health Sciences Building, and a College of Urban Affairs.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cleveland State University in Ohio! For more info, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly. Good luck!