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With world-class partners in healthcare, the arts and other industries, Cleveland State University shares knowledge, research and resources to make a positive and meaningful difference both on our campus and in our city. Our online programs are offered primarily in asynchronous formats, so you don't have to put your personal and professional life on hold while developing your career to its fullest potential.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the CCNE

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by the CSWE

Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the American Bar Association

American Bar Association



Since 1964, Cleveland State University (CSU) has enjoyed a legacy in higher education, upward mobility and community well-being, ensuring students don’t have to choose between quality and cost. More than 140,000 students have graduated from CSU within the eight colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Public Affairs and Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health, Honors and Law. More than 1,000 courses supporting 200 major fields of study are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

CSU is nationally recognized by esteemed organizations. Our online programs provide the flexibility you need with the same rigor and support our on-campus students receive, in tandem with esteemed faculty, up-to-date curriculum and research opportunities. 


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CSU 2.0

We are reimagining the future with our CSU 2.0 strategic plan that sets a goal of 4,500 additional students and 200 new faculty members by 2025. CSU 2.0 outlines multi-million dollar investments in research, faculty positions, and initiatives to advance student success, develop new programs, and build new partnerships.

By The Numbers

Ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Science Foundation for increases in research expenditures
Ranked No. 18 in the U.S. by the Brookings Institution for providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research
Ranked No. 1 public university in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report

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 Engaged Faculty

 100% Online Coursework

 Competitive Tuition Rates


Hands-on practice complements online coursework.

Engaged learning provides real-world opportunities to immerse yourself in your field and apply your growing knowledge. Engaged learning relies heavily on teamwork skills and provides an arena where you work professionally with community partners, your peers and CSU faculty members. Engaged learning combines civic involvement with academic coursework in a way that benefits you and the community.


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