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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
Campus setting:  Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,033 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 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/current/registrar/PDF/Catalog.pdf
Disability Servicesstudentlife.centralstate.edu/LeftMenu01.php?num=50
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. Central State University is dedicated to: • providing a nurturing and culturally enriched learning environment; • stimulating in students an intellectual curiosity and a continuous search for knowledge; • teaching students to think critically and communicate effectively; • instilling in students an aspiration for excellence through teaching, service, and scholarly research; • preparing students to address the challenges of a technologically oriented world; • providing quality educational programs in scientific and technological fields; • offering programs with multicultural and global perspectives; • reaching out to underserved populations; and • collaborating with other educational institutions, business organizations and government agencies to enrich learning experiences and educational opportunities for students.
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
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty10679
Instructional9879
Research and public service80
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,246$6,246$6,346$6,7266.0%
Out-of-state$8,096$8,096$8,346$8,7264.6%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,934$9,934$10,232$10,4802.4%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,934$9,934$10,232$10,4802.4%
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 Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
On Campus$18,880$18,880$19,278$19,9063.3%
Off Campus$19,780$19,780$20,178$20,8063.1%
Off Campus with Family$9,846$9,846$9,946$10,3263.8%
Out-of-state
On Campus$20,730$20,730$21,278$21,9063.0%
Off Campus$21,630$21,630$22,178$22,8062.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,696$11,696$11,946$12,3263.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid176797%————
Grant or scholarship aid64081%$4,199,310$6,561
Federal grants64081%$3,144,310$4,913
Pell grants64081%$2,570,000$4,016
Other federal grants38749%$574,310$1,484
State/local government grant or scholarships38949%$180,000$463
Institutional grants or scholarships62779%$875,000$1,396
Student loan aid56972%$6,073,500$10,674
Federal student loans56771%$5,997,500$10,578
Other student loans41%$76,000$19,000
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,800$12,818,465$7,121
Pell grants1,680$2,712,000$1,614
Federal student loans1,300$11,875,000$9,135
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$12,135$9,778$9,389
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 Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$12,197$10,712$10,266
$30,001 – $48,000$14,187$14,254$12,345
$48,001 – $75,000$17,072$17,137$8,100
$75,001 – $110,000$18,994$18,676$10,254
$110,001 and more$18,994$18,608$19,161
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,033
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment119
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 88%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 2%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 47%
Out-of-state: 48%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 40%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,4644,5588,906
Percent admitted57%50%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%10%8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT142%
ACT27043%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing390450
SAT Math370410
ACT Composite1417
ACT English1516
ACT Math1418
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: 46%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 28%
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 2011]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 20%
8-year: 22%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 24%
Female: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 68%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 68%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 70%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 82%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 82%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 83%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 52%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 51%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 58%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 34%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 58%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 6%
Enrolled at different institution: 61%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture0
Category total0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11
Category total11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting9
Business/Commerce, General46
Category total55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism20
Journalism0
Category total20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science6
Category total6
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education0
Art Teacher Education0
Biology Teacher Education0
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1
Health Teacher Education0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0
Mathematics Teacher Education0
Music Teacher Education0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0
Social Studies Teacher Education0
Special Education and Teaching, General1
Category total3
Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1
Manufacturing Engineering7
Water Resources Engineering1
Category total9
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician3
Category total3
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3
Category total3
History
History, General0
Category total0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies18
Category total18
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1
Category total1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies4
Category total4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6
Category total6
Psychology
Psychology, General19
Category total19
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work17
Category total17
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General3
Sociology1
Category total4
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General3
Jazz/Jazz Studies0
Music Performance, General3
Category total6
Grand total185
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, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 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: $1,215
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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined5145
Basketball1519
Football75
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1949)08/31/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programsAccredited (01/01/2009 - 08/01/2014)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1964 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited (04/01/2007 - 02/18/2016)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/135142.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape022
d. Fondling013
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault311
i. Burglary161310
j. Motor vehicle theft230
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence133
c. Stalking112
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations533
c. Liquor law violations104
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.041
b. Drug abuse violations4510
c. Liquor law violations143
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape020
d. Fondling012
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault211
i. Burglary101310
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence122
c. Stalking010
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations300
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.041
b. Drug abuse violations2510
c. Liquor law violations140
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate24.2%26.9%27.8%
Number in default196207250
Number in repayment808768897
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)