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Central State University
Central State University 1400 Brush Row Rd Wilberforce, OH 45384 Phone: (937) 376-6011
  • General Information
    About Central State University

    Central State University is a premier historically black university that nurtures students within a value-based environment focused on excellence in teaching and learning, research, and public service. Our mission is to academically prepare students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. An open access institution, Central State University fosters academic excellence, providing a strong liberal arts foundation with majors in selected fields. We are dedicated to: Providing a nurturing and culturally enriched learning environment Stimulating in students an intellectual curiosity and a continuous search for knowledge Teaching students to think creatively and communicate effectively Instilling in students an aspiration for excellence Preparing students to address the challenges of a technologically-oriented world Providing quality educational programs in scientific and technological fields Offering programs with multicultural and global perspectives Reaching out to underserved populations Collaborating with other educational institutions, businesses, and government agencies to enrich learning experiences and educational opportunities for students Central State University throughout its history has provided equal educational opportunities to all qualified applicants. As a historically black institution, the University maintains a special emphasis on the following: Programs in scientific and technological fields where minorities have traditionally been under-represented and in which there is excellent future growth potential Transmitting and preserving the heritage of African-American culture Programs for students who enter the university with academic deficiencies, all offered in a nurturing environment


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 6,948
      Percent Admitted 39%
      Men Admitted 37%
      Women Admitted 40%
      Full Time Retention Rate 57%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 340 440
        Math 340 440
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 15 18
        English 12 18
        Math 15 17
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 2,493
      Native American 5
      Asian 3
      African American 2,327
      Hispanic 21
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,040
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2

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