Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Admissions: Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,820
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 622
Overall acceptance rate 34.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 203
Number of full-time program applicants 1,513
Number of full-time program acceptances 543
Full-time acceptance rate 35.9%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 158
Number of part-time program applicants 309
Number of part-time program acceptances 79
Part-time acceptance rate 25.6%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 45
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.19-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.19-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 153-158
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.25-3.59
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 151-158

Careers: Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 90.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.8%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 205
Graduates employed at graduation 76.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.1%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $80,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $120,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 43%
Median public service starting salary $49,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 24.0%
Percent employed in government 12.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.0%
Percent employed in law firms 53.0%
Percent employed in public interest 3.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 1.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 89%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 15
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 90.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Office of Career Planning offers Fall and Spring Interview Programs, Career Fairs, and thousands of job postings through the year. Students gain experience by participating in clerkships, externships, and legal clinics, extending the classroom experience into the Cleveland legal community. Workshops, seminars, mock interviews and individual counseling prepare students for the job market.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 81.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 15.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%