Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University is a public institution in Cleveland, Ohio. It was established in 1964 after purchasing the buildings of Fenn College. It also acquired the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1969. It is now part of the University System of Ohio. Over 70 majors are available at the university, along with 27 master’s degree programs. These programs are offered through the nine colleges and five specialty-schools operated by the university, including the School of Nursing. The campus is the downtown Cleveland area. There is also a satellite campus in Westlake, which is part of the greater Cleveland area.
Students may enroll in undergrad or graduate nursing programs at CSU. These options include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs. All four options are accredited by the CCNE. The university has partnerships with several major healthcare centers in the area, including University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, and MetroHealth. The university also has a high NCLEX-RN exam pass rate, with over 90% of students passing the first time they take the exam. Students who are interested in the traditional BSN program must complete prerequisite coursework, which includes anatomy, chemistry, microbiology, psychology, physiology, and several other required courses.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students16,371|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1940 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||990 to 1210|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$402/credit|
|In State Students||$402/credit|
|Out of State Students||$570/credit|
|In District Students||$531/credit|
|In State Students||$531/credit|
|Out of State Students||$905/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Cleveland State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$955|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$1,571|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||45%||$5,757|
|Federal Student Loans||64%||$5,266|
$15,320Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,841|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,839|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,061|
|$75,001 to $110,000$19,682|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.