CSU Among Best in the Nation
Cleveland State University again is among the best colleges and universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. And in a separate U.S. News ranking, CSU’s graduate programs also excel. For its 2017 Best Colleges guide, U.S. News looked at nearly 1,600 four-year colleges and universities. CSU is one of only 298 institutions named in the “Best National Universities” category.
The rankings are based on several factors, including retention and graduation rates, student selectivity, faculty resources and assessments by academic peers and high school guidance counselors. “CSU has taken significant steps to enhance academic quality, student success and research productivity, and it is extremely gratifying that our efforts continue to be recognized by our peers and by U.S. News,” says President Ronald M. Berkman. “This is yet another indication that our efforts and innovations are having a positive impact for our students.”
Meanwhile, the 2017 edition of the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools guide features over a dozen CSU programs in a wide variety of disciplines, from law and public affairs to physical therapy and nursing. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law rose 21 spots in the law school rankings, placing it 106th among more than 200 law schools in the country. This marks the highest U.S. News & World Report ranking in the school’s history. C|M|LAW’s part-time law program was ranked 38th nationally and number one in Ohio. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs was ranked 45th in the nation out of 270 graduate programs in public affairs. In addition, its city management and urban policy program ranked seventh nationally and was the only program in Ohio to be recognized by U.S. News. The College was also ranked 17th in nonprofit management.
Multiple graduate programs in the College of Sciences and Health Professions were also featured in the graduate rankings. These included occupational therapy, ranked 58th nationally, as well as the physician assistant program, physical therapy and speech language pathology. In addition, the College of Education and Human Services ranked eighth in Ohio out of 52 graduate education programs. The School of Nursing and the School of Social Work were also listed among the best graduate schools in their respective fields.
Can You Dig It?
The Chester Building has been razed and the official groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new Washkewicz College of Engineering. Construction is now underway. Along with cutting-edge laboratories and learning spaces, the new building, scheduled to open next year, will provide a beautiful northern entrance point to campus along Chester Avenue.