CLEVELAND - For the second time in three years, Cleveland State University has produced the second highest number of Fulbright scholars in the nation.
The second-place ranking for the 2012-2013 academic year was shared among eight universities, which each produced five Fulbright scholars.
Three schools led the ranking with six Fulbrights (Pennsylvania State at University Park, University of California at Berkeley and University of California at Davis).
Sharing the second place honors with CSU were Arizona State, University of Arizona, Rutgers, Texas A&M at College Station, University of Florida, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and University of Washington at Seattle.
Nearly 50 Fulbright grants were awarded to CSU faculty in the past decade, making CSU among the nation's top universities for Fulbright scholars.
"This is a significant accomplishment for CSU because it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to expanding the University's international reach," said CSU President Ronald Berkman in a press release. "Our students will benefit from the many experiences and international relationships our faculty develop as Fulbright Scholars."
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding among the people of the United States and those other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants –chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Cleveland State achieved the same ranking during the 2010-2011 academic year.