Graduate Program Overview

Cleveland State University is a four-years, public school located in Cleveland, Ohio. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,625 for Ohio residents and $18,051 for out-of-state students. It offers eighty-four (84) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCleveland State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Graduate School Students4,081 students
734 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$10,625
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 84 Graduate Programs
72 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Cleveland State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Ohio residents, the tuition & fees are $10,625 and $18,051 for non-Ohio residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $579 for Ohio residents and $991 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$579$991
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$14,219 (On-Campus) / $12,670 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,470 (On-Campus) / $3,470 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,114$36,540
Off-Campus Total$27,565$34,991
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Cleveland State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 84 major areas - 72 Master's (5 online programs), 9 Doctorate , 3 Post-Master'. 1,117 students have been conferred Master's degree and 205 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Work and Family Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 15,247 students enrolled in Cleveland State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,081 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,631 male and 2,450 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,012 full-time and 2,069 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 734 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,061 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,631
Women Students2,450
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,012
Part-time Students2,069
By race/ethnicity 2,448 White, 544 Black, and 102 Asian students are attending at Cleveland State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races79
116 students are younger than 22 and 631 students are older than 65. The school has 3,190 students aged between 22 and 30 and 887 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under116
40 & Over631
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Cleveland State University, 734 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,061 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,827
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses734
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,061
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,032
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses734
Ohio Resident691
Other State In U.S.27
Outside of U.S.16

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