President

A Letter from President Berkman

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At Cleveland State University, we have received national recognition for award-winning programs that help our students save time and save money while earning a degree –- and graduate fully prepared to thrive in rewarding careers.

The secret of their success? We call it Engaged Learning.

This powerful combination of higher education and real-world experience connects students with unparalleled co-op and internship opportunities in technology, manufacturing, health care, finance, education, the arts and many other industries throughout Cleveland and beyond.

The paradigm for higher education is shifting. Now more than ever, students demand academic excellence, affordability and a demonstrable return on their investment in a college degree. They should settle for nothing less. And at CSU, they don’t have to.

With 17,000-plus students, nine colleges and more than 175 academic programs, CSU is listed year after year among America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report. We have been ranked No. 1 in the nation for increases in research expenditures, and we are among the Top 3 public universities in Ohio whose graduates enjoy the greatest mid-career earnings boost.

Founded in 1964, CSU 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 University!

Sincerely,
Ronald M. Berkman
President
Cleveland State University