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Central State University
  • 4 Year
  • WILBERFORCE, OH

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Central State is a public university located in Wilberforce, Ohio in the Dayton Area. As a historically black college, Central State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,142 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Central State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 28% of students, Central State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.

About

1400 BRUSH ROW RD
WILBERFORCE, OH 45384
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Central State University Rankings

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Central State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
760-860
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,260 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,109 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    63%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,142 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,879
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Some students are hard working while others aren't
    50%
  • Ton of Aspiring Leaders on Campus
    31%
  • Students are always ready to help each other.
    8%
  • Students are serious about their education
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 46 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • The school is good, but it could be better
    41%
  • Change is Central
    33%
  • The school is good, but it be better
    11%
  • Ccentral State is awesome!
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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