Central State University

Wilberforce, OH, USA
3.54 Average Rating

Founded in 1887, Central State University is a 4-year public school in western Ohio and an Historically Black College and University. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Central State hosts colleges of Education, Engineering, Business, and Humanities as well as a school of Agricultural Education. In addition to classroom facilities, the Central State campus is home to the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. For athletically-inclined students, Central State fields eight men’s and women’s teams known as the Marauders.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
44%
Out-Of-State Students
49%
50%
Submitting ACT
15%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 16
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 868
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,784
Total Number of Undergrads
1,784
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
47%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
6%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
19%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,862
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,346
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,346
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,232
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,886
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
78%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,253
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,254

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,724
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$372
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
40
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
96%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Marauders/Lady Marauders
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dayton
Columbus
Detroit
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$28,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
This college is one that will give you the experience of a lifetime. Not only is it fun but it teaches you to value yourself as a person. Best of all, it is an HBCU.
Xavion from Moore Haven, FL
It is a great historically black university. You will learn a great deal academically, as well as with yourself. Central State is a family based campus.
Janay from Bellwood, IL
Central State is a respectable historical black college. I rate Central State an 8 for allowing many students to pursue their degree. This school also has an incredible history and awesome professors.
Angela from Detroit, MI
Central State is a very family-oriented institution. They look out for the best interest of the student(s). Central is a great HBCU from its history to its courses.
Paulisha from Cincinnati, OH
I would rate CSU as an 8 on a scale from 1-10, its not perfect- but the environment and teachers are vibrant and upbeat. I truly enjoy CSU and a lot of the traditions too.
chelsea from Inkster, MI
Change is Central. This institution is one of the greatest. Opportunities are basically given to those who want change.
Chellvie from Dayton, OH
Central State University is a place of opportunity. Central gives everyone a chance to change. Our saying is Change Is Central for a reason.
Kierra from Washington, DC
Coming to central state is awesome, you feel part of the family as soon as your foot steps on campus. Professor not only are your teachers but they become friends and mentors. There are also great fundamental classes you can take to catch up if your a little behind.
Briana from Cincinnati, OH

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