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IPEDS ID: 201690
OPE ID: 00302600
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Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384-1004
General information:  (937) 376-6011
Website:  www.centralstate.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,804 (1,792 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Admissionswww.centralstate.edu/prospects/admissions/index.html
Apply Onlinewww.centralstate.edu/prospects/admissions/apply.html
Financial Aidwww.centralstate.edu/prospects/financial_aid/index.html
Net Price Calculatorwww.centralstate.edu/prospects/financial_aid/Price_Calculator/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.centralstate.edu/_Banner/2012-2014_Catalog.pdf
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.centralstate.edu/current/RightToKnow/index.php?num=26
Mission Statement
  Mission:

Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant institution, prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional careers and advanced studies.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty9472
Instructional9472
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,870$6,058$6,246$6,2460.0%
Out-of-state$13,090$13,510$13,928$13,9280.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,782$9,046$9,318$9,6443.5%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,784$9,046$9,046$9,6446.6%
Other$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,4000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$17,352$17,804$18,264$18,5901.8%
Off Campus$18,254$18,704$18,892$19,4903.2%
Off Campus with Family$9,470$9,658$9,846$9,8460.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$24,572$25,256$25,946$26,2721.3%
Off Campus$25,474$26,156$26,574$27,1722.3%
Off Campus with Family$16,690$17,110$17,528$17,5280.0%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$8,760
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$14,160
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid138396%————
Grant or scholarship aid36892%$2,491,413$6,770
Federal grants32381%$1,767,146$5,471
Pell grants32381%$1,552,395$4,806
Other federal grants21153%$214,751$1,018
State/local government grant or scholarships12531%$29,096$233
Institutional grants or scholarships16942%$695,171$4,113
Student loan aid35188%$2,902,034$8,268
Federal student loans35188%$2,883,355$8,215
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,43483%$10,644,618$7,423
Pell grants1,27073%$6,008,059$4,731
Federal student loans1,37779%$11,382,952$8,266
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$11,199$9,676$10,840
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$10,702$10,074$10,409
$30,001 – $48,000$10,907$11,420$10,747
$48,001 – $75,000$13,365$15,537$10,928
$75,001 – $110,000$12,579$11,117$14,251
$110,001 and more$13,942$13,431$6,324
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment1,804
Undergraduate enrollment1,792
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment149
Graduate enrollment12
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 95%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 2%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 44%
Out-of-state: 56%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,5022,6973,805
Percent admitted39%37%41%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%23%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT5310%
ACT46289%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading330410
SAT Math340420
ACT Composite1418
ACT English1217
ACT Math1517
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 54%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 19%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 25%
8-year: 29%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 6%
6-year: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 16%
Female: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 25%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10-
Category total10-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting4-
Business/Commerce, General73-
Category total77-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism27-
Journalism2-
Category total29-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3-
Category total3-
Education
Art Teacher Education0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching18-
Education, Other04
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Music Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Special Education and Teaching, General13-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels4-
Category total384
Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering2-
Manufacturing Engineering4-
Water Resources Engineering2-
Category total8-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician1-
Category total1-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General4-
Category total4-
History
History, General3-
Category total3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies31-
Category total31-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3-
Category total3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies14-
Category total14-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2-
Geology/Earth Science, General0-
Category total2-
Psychology
Psychology, General39-
Category total39-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work6-
Category total6-
Social Sciences
Economics, General0-
Geography0-
Political Science and Government, General3-
Sociology8-
Category total11-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General3-
Jazz/Jazz Studies1-
Music Performance, General4-
Category total8-
Grand total2874
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 22
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,799
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,997
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined3834
Basketball2318
Football91
Tennis66
Volleyball10
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)1/1/2009 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1964 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools(!)4/1/2007 - 2/18/2016Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession500
Drug law violations13284
Liquor law violations7182
  • For 2013, Line a was changed from 6 to 0 because in an audit it was discovered they were counting airsoft guns in the numbers. For 2013, Line b was changed from 55 to 28 because in an audit it was discovered they were counting incorrectly. For 2013, Line c was changed from 40 to 18 because in an audit it was discovered they were counting incorrectly.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations6264
Liquor law violations4182
  • For 2013, Line a was changed from 4 to 0 because in an audit it was discovered they were counting airsoft guns in the numbers.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery101
Aggravated assault162419
Burglary633931
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 2013, line k was changed from 51 to 39 because there was a miscounting of reports that turned up in an internal audit of stats.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery001
Aggravated assault61414
Burglary24123
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate31.1%20.1%21.9%
Number in default313172160
Number in repayment1,006855730
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)