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Central State University

Wilberforce, Ohio

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Student Population
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Location Wilberforce, Ohio
Online centralstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Wilberforce, Ohio, Central State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 13,464 prospective students applied, and 7,646 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 625 enrolled in the school.  2,029 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 70 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $4,306 plus fees of $2,420. Central State University is ranked 1016 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Central State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Central State University is rated within the lower 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 760/860
ACT 14/17
GPA 2.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Ohio Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Central State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,420
Room and Board $10,480
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$19,906
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Central State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,420
Room and Board $10,480
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$21,906

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$27,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
24% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Central State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Education 19%
Communication 12%
Psychology 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201690 IPEDS survey data for Central State University.

Current students may use the Central State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.