Established: 1964 by action of the Ohio General Assembly
President: Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.
First classes held: Fall 1965
Enrollment: Approximately 16,000 — 80 percent from Cuyahoga County; 98 percent from Ohio
Graduates: More than 100,000 — 80 percent live in the area
Full-time Employees: 575 faculty (93 percent have Ph.D. or highest degree in their field); 1,000 staff
Semester tuition and fees: Undergraduate $4,098; Graduate $5,908.50; Law $8,524.75
Location: In the heart of downtown Cleveland, Euclid Avenue between East 17th and East 30th Street; Carnegie Ave. to Payne Ave. Extended campuses in Westlake and Solon.
Campus: More than 85 acres, 40-plus buildings (largest footprint in downtown Cleveland)
Research Grants/Contracts: $46 million in federal, state, local and private grants (FY 2007)
Partnerships/Collaborations: More then 250, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, City of Cleveland, NASA Glenn Research Center, business/industry, federal government, other higher education institutions, and more
Academic organization: Eight Colleges, including Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Urban Affairs, and Graduate Studies. The Division of Continuing Education offers noncredit courses to thousands of students each year. Project 60 offers free classes to senior citizens.
Academic programs: More than 1,000 courses support 200 major fields of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as professional certificate and continuing education programs. The University also offers an Honors Program to academically talented and highly motivated students.
Athletics: NCAA Division I. Men’s basketball, fencing, golf, soccer, swimming, wrestling and tennis. Women’s basketball, cross-country, fencing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and golf. Colors: forest green and white. Nickname: Vikings. Affiliations: Horizon League and Eastern Wrestling League.
Student activities: Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, Campus Activities Board, student-run radio station (WCSB-FM), three student newspapers (the Cauldron, The Vindicator and The Cleveland Stater), Whiskey Island literary magazine, the Gavel law school publication, five national fraternities, seven sororities and more than 150 student honorary, professional, cultural and social organizations.
Student profile: 57 percent women, 43 percent men. Approximately 28 percent minorities, of which 18 percent is African American. More than 800 international students. Average age 25. CSU students represent 32 states and 75 countries. About one-third are in graduate school or law school. More than half are part-time students and transfer students – CSU’s junior class is consistently larger than its freshman class.