Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Because engaged learning is a lifetime pursuit...

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On-campus/in-person classes will be rescheduled. For more information and to read CSU quarantine updates, please check HERE.

Engaged Social Distancing through Online Continuing Education

Staying home to support the Coronavirus quarantine does not mean isolating ourselves from our future. Let's stay engaged with one another as well as our dreams for a new career, a better job, starting a business, quenching a curiosity, or building skills that turn individual creativity into innovative solutions. CSU offers hundreds of online, non-credit certificate courses in career and workforce development you can attend from the safety of your own home. Change your life. Change the world. Start today.

All colleges and schools at Cleveland State University offer continuing education courses including: Cleveland-Marshall College of LawCollege of Education and Human ServicesCollege of Liberal Arts and Social SciencesCollege of Sciences and Health ProfessionsMaxine Goodman Levin College of Urban AffairsMonte Ahuja College of BusinessSchool of NursingWashkewicz College of EngineeringConfucius Institute; English as a Second Language; Test Prep

We design continuing education courses to meet national and international quality standards as well as CSU’s own learning values, teaching methods and rigorous academic standards. 

Why pursue a short-term credential, certificate or professional certification? Because Education is the surest path to economic advancement in the United States today. Non-degree programs in the form of micro-credentials, certificate programs and professional certifications are increasingly in high-demand by employers.

Did you know adults without a postsecondary degree who hold a certificate or certification have higher full-time employment rates than their peers with no credentials?

Adults who earn a credential have a median income of $45,000 versus $30,000 for those without a credential. For some occupations, the income premium from a certificate or certification is as high as $25,000 per year.

Earning a certificate or credential from Cleveland State University means your employer will trust your new expertise because of CSU’s reputation for innovative collaboration with business, industry, and government and for its reputation as a critical force for education excellence.  

Learning is life-changing! Find courses and enroll today.

*Source: Strada/Gallup/Lumina report, “Certified Value” 2019.