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. 聽

CWRU at a Glance

Student Body

Enrollment聽(fall 2019):

  • Undergraduate: 5,383
  • Graduate and Professional: 6,491
  • Total (headcount, all programs): 11,847
  • States represented: 50
  • Countries represented: 94

Degrees awarded,聽2018-19:

  • Undergraduate: 1,157
  • Masters: 1,682
  • Doctorates: 667
  • Certificates: 30
  • Total: 3,536


  • more than 110,000

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty (full-time, fall 2019): 3,695*
  • Staff (full-time and part-time, fall 2018): 3,202

    *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. 聽Their rights and responsibilities as CWRU faculty are not determined by the source of their pay, but by their appointment. 聽However, those faculty not paid through CWRU are not considered employees. 聽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 (2019-20): $1.2聽billion
  • Endowment funds (market value, June 30, 2019): $1.867 billion
  • Gifts and pledges from private sources (2018-19): $182.1 million
  • Research revenues (all sources, 2017-18): $408.5聽million
  • Full-time undergraduate tuition (2019-20): $50,450