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.