CWRU at a Glance

Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. CWRU holds membership in the Association of American Universities, and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by several nationally recognized professional accrediting associations.  

At a Glance (pdf)

Student Body

Enrollment (fall 2020):

  • Undergraduate: 5,430
  • Graduate and Professional: 6,035
  • Total (headcount, all programs): 11,465
  • States represented: 50
  • Countries represented: 89

Degrees awarded, 2020-21:

  • Undergraduate: 1,264
  • Masters: 1,593
  • Doctorates: 673
  • Certificates: 73
  • Total: 3,603


  • more than 110,000

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty (full-time, fall 2020): 3,657*
  • Staff (full-time and part-time, fall 2020): 3,144

    *The faculty counts refer to full-time Board-appointed faculty. These appointments may be tenured, in the tenure track, or non-tenure-track (not tenure eligible), and must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

    Board-appointed faculty may be paid through the university or an affiliated hospital.  Their rights and responsibilities as CWRU faculty are not determined by the source of their pay, but by their appointment.  However, those faculty not paid through CWRU are not considered employees.  This is an important distinction for the purpose of certain reports on faculty and staff.


  • Library holdings: 4 million volumes
  • Campus size: 267 acres located in Cleveland's University Circle, and a 400-acre farm located in Hunting Valley, Ohio.


  • Operating budget (2020-21): $1.1 billion
  • Endowment funds (market value, June 30, 2020): $1.851 billion
  • Gifts and pledges from private sources (2019-20): $111 million
  • Research revenues (all sources, 2019-20): $462 million
  • Full-time undergraduate tuition (2020-21): $54,020