CSU’s focus on social mobility is something for all to be proud of

With economically disadvantaged students less likely to reach graduation, CSU steps up where it matters to offer support

Cleveland State University was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leader for social mobility. Defined as the “movement of individuals, families, or groups through a system of social hierarchy or stratification,” social mobility should be a core value of an institution such as Cleveland State, and thankfully this seems to be the case.

CSU has been recognized for supporting a diverse population of students in moving past whatever socioeconomic bounds that limit them in society. At #1 among Ohio’s public universities, and #127 nationally, this is a fantastic recognition. It means that we are all part of a university that truly cares about the opportunities and possibilities for success that are given to its students.

I was surprised by the true diversity of CSU when I began attending, but it was a positive surprise. While I anticipated a diverse university, CSU is truly a microcosm of virtually every group in society- nearly, if not every, group is represented. Not only is there a great amount of representation, but every group is given an equal opportunity for success.

Personally, I am so thankful to be attending a university that offers such positive social mobility. Furthermore, they provide this social mobility while maintaining great research and engaged learning opportunities. CSU does a fantastic job at ensuring that each of its students has an opportunity to succeed in the real world once they finish their college education.

Author: Dina Usanovic

I am an English and Political Science major at CSU in my third year at the university. I love writing for the Cauldron and I'm so excited to bring student opinions to the forefront of university news!