Established: 1964 by action of the Ohio General Assembly
President: Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.
First classes held: Fall 1965
Enrollment: Approximately 17,730
Graduates: More than 120,000 — 80 percent live in the area
Full-time Employees: 511 faculty; 1,007 staff
Yearly Fees, Ohio Resident: Undergraduate $9,686; Graduate $12,804; Law $24,937
Location: In the heart of downtown Cleveland, Euclid Avenue between East 17th Street and East 30th Street; Carnegie Avenue to Payne Avenue. Extended campus in Westlake.
Campus: More than 85 acres, 40-plus buildings (largest footprint in downtown Cleveland)
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, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Law, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences and Health Profession, and Urban Affairs. 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 Cleveland Stater, The Cauldron and The Vindicator), Whiskey Island literary magazine, The Gavel law school publication, four fraternities, four sororities and approximately 200 student honorary, professional, cultural and social organizations.
Student Profile: 55 percent women, 45 percent men. Approximately 27 percent minorities, of which two-thirds are African American. More than 1,400 international students. Average age 27. About one-third are in graduate school or law school.