CSU is a student-focused center of scholarly excellence that provides an exceptional education in the arts & more. With 175+ academic programs and facilities in iconic Playhouse Square, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment where faculty and students connect ideas with real-world experience.
At Cleveland State University, a revitalized sense of place meets a rewarding sense of purpose — with extraordinary results.
Our home is the heart of the city, and the pulse here is stronger than ever. It races with the excitement of a record-setting freshman class and ongoing excellence in academic achievement. It races with a $500-million campus makeover that is sparking a downtown renaissance. It races with the transformative vision of President Ronald M. Berkman, who is determined to establish Cleveland State as a best-in-class urban university for the 21st century.
At the core of everything we do is our philosophy of Engaged Learning. It's more than a marketing promise. It's the mantra that gives purpose to Cleveland State's mission of providing a contemporary and accessible education in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, and conducting research, scholarship and creative activity across these branches of knowledge. We pride ourselves on the many ways that we engage our students — inside the classroom, throughout the community and around the globe.
"As an urban public university, Cleveland State has a special obligation not only to serve the community in a traditional sense, but also to contribute to the city's redevelopment in ways that many institutions cannot," says Dr. Berkman. "We're bringing a level of engagement to our education that is shaping Cleveland State into one of the best urban universities in the nation."
With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and more than 200 academic programs, Cleveland State is committed to providing a hands-on learning environment where faculty and students connect and ideas mesh with real-world experience. We strive to serve the public, to support faculty in their teaching endeavors and research and to prepare students to lead productive, responsible and fulfilling lives in the region and around the world.
An unprecedented influx of new students is energizing the University. Fresh ideas are surging as we extend our classrooms into the community. New paths to promising careers are being forged.