C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Central State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384
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Central State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
680-860
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,942/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,125/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,064/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,290/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,693/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,601Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Some students are hard working while others aren't
    60%
  • Ton of Aspiring Leaders on Campus
    30%
  • Students are serious about their education
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.40 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • The school is good, but it could be better
    43%
  • Change is Central
    38%
  • Ccentral State is awesome!
    10%
  • The school is good, but it be better
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Central State University is a great school to attend because staff and students are super friendly and helpful. I love the open-arms feeling that I get on campus. Everyone’s friendly and welcoming and staff make sure you are comfortable. The school is very resourceful when it comes to those who need extra help. The book store has everything you could want and need to get through the day. Central State is an excellent school that anybody would love to attend because of the rich personalities, great hospitality, and wonderful funfilled events
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I have been attending central state for about 1 month; so far i am in love with the college itself. Most of the professors here are foreign African so it is a little hard to understand verbally, However, The curriculum is at a understanding pace. Here on campus everyone is inviting you to what seems to be a family, Because the college its self has some history to it and have a strong upbringing from the past. Central State was the first college in Wilberforce to have there own 4 year program for African American Students that its self is welcoming and why I choose central
It has been an awesome experience! The professors are very knowledgeable and caring. They want you to succeed. The campus is close knit like a family. My major isn't History, but I've learned so much about my history just by being on campus. Attending Central State Universiry was the best decision I've made in my life!