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Central State University Demographics & Diversity

Wilberforce, Ohio

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Central State University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 99% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Central State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Central State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 1%
Black 95%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 118% more female students than male students enrolled at Central State University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Central State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Central State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for Central State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,265
Women 2,756

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Central State University serves a low number of students outside of Ohio, with 48 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Central State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 48%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,898 per year

85% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.3%
Part time Undergrads 7.6%

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