Central State University

Wilberforce, OH

Central State University

Wilberforce, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$6,726

$8,726

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,646
Declined 5,818
Total Received 13,464
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Public

2,033

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Central State University, founded in 1887, is a comprehensive, public university. Its 60-acre campus is located in Wilberforce, 18 miles east of Dayton.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,033
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

60-acre campus in Wilberforce (population: 2,271), 18 miles east of Dayton. Air and bus serve Dayton; train serves Columbus (65 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: Dayton
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dayton International

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH
45384

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Ambassadors
  • student government
  • Campus Tour Guides
  • Brotherhood of Strong Success
  • Family Community and Leadership in Action

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Week
  • Welcome Week activities
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $35
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.7

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,646
Declined 5,818
Total Received 13,464

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
academic GPA
class rank
state residency

Considered

extracurricular activities
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Softball, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Softball, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Water Resources Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

2,033

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,033
students

Female
61%
1,240

Male
39%
793

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

1,919
students

Female
62%
1,171

Male
38%
748

6%

114
students

Female
61%
69

Male
39%
45

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 46%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
88%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

117

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors
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