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CSU is #1 University in Ohio for Social Mobility

CSU is #1 Public University in Ohio for Social MobilityCSU is #1 University in Ohio for Social Mobility in 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings

CLEVELAND (September 12, 2022) – Cleveland State University is again the best university in Ohio for helping economically disadvantaged students graduate, start careers and get ahead financially, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine’s 2023 Best Colleges rankings rate CSU #1 among all public and private universities in the state and 105th nationally for social mobility. Last year, CSU was ranked as the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility in the same rankings.

CSU also continues to be recognized as one of America’s best universities overall in the news magazine’s 2023 rankings.

Economically disadvantaged students are less likely to reach graduation without direct support from universities like CSU that are uniquely committed to student progression and graduation. The university continues to be a national leader in providing tailored programs and coaching to those most in need.

“While it’s always gratifying to be recognized in these rankings for providing a high-quality, affordable and accessible education, what is truly meaningful is the impact we’re making on the lives of our students,” said CSU President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D.

“A CSU education can be life changing for our graduates and their families lifting them up economically and socially,” added Dr. Bloomberg. “That’s our mission as an urban, public university.”

Now in its 38th year, the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings evaluate nearly 1,500 of the country’s four-year colleges and universities according to their performance across a set of indicators of excellence.


About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2022 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, including the #1 university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at