Central State University

Wilberforce, OH

Central State, founded in 1887, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Industry, and Education. Its 60-acre campus is located in Wilberforce, 18 miles east of Dayton.

Website: www.centralstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
2,099
Undergraduate
Students
(60.1%) 1,262 Women
(39.9%) 837 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 12,353 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.70
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,578
Out-of-state: $18,578
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,346
Out-of-state: $8,346
Room and Board
$10,232
Average Percent of Need Met
5%
Average Freshman Award
$8,934
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
103
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Wilberforce Population
1,579
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dayton
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Marauders
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
92.1% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.9% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students
4.3% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning
54.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1400 Brush Row Road
PO Box 1004
City, State, Zip
Wilberforce, OH 45384
Phone
(937) 376-6348
Fax
(937) 376-6648
E-mail
admissions@centralstate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 12,353 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 8,207 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 4,146 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
976 (14%) of 7,051 admitted students enrolled
Women
684 (14%) of 4,922 admitted students enrolled
Men
452 (21%) of 2,129 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.70
3.75 and Above
1%
3.50 - 3.74
2%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
38%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 23%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,578
Out-of-state: $18,578
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,346
Out-of-state: $8,346
Room and Board
$10,232
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003026
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
758 (99.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
755 (99.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
755 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (5.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
5%
Average Award
$8,934
Need-Based Gift
Received by 755 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,384
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 219 (29.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,902
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,671 (99.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,668 (99.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,668 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
153 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
9%
Average Award
$9,695
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,668 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,455
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 522 (31.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,909
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Water Resources Engineering
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
103
Part-Time Faculty
98
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
550,592
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
880
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wilberforce Population
1,579
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dayton
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Dayton
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Columbus

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Marauders
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Tennis     x  
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student ambassadors, student government, campus tour guides, brotherhood of strong success, family community and leadership in action
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,099
Women
1,262 (60.1%)
Men
837 (39.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,029
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
92.1% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.9% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students.
4.3% from 11 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
54.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
19.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
20.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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