Central State University Details

Email Address admissions@centralstate.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1400 Bush Row Road
City Wilberforce
State Ohio
Zip 45384
Phone 937-376-6011
Total Enrollment 1400
Motto Right place, Right time
Level of Selectivity Non- competitive
Location Central State University is located in the small rural town of Wilberforce, Ohio, approximately 18 miles from Dayton. The city of Dayton offers museums, the art institute, and shopping. It is the home of the Wright Brothers and the Oregon Historical District. Outdoor excursions may include skiing, trap shooting, biking, and hiking on the Miami River corridor. Air and bus transportation are available from Dayton. Both Cincinnati and Columbus are approximately 55 miles from the campus, and provide access to theater, jazz concerts, horse racing, folk festivals, and museums. Columbus, which has earned a reputation as a state-of-the-art city, is home to 150 high-tech companies.
History Central State University is a four-year, state-supported, coed university. It was founded in 1887 as the Normal and Industrial Department of Wilberforce University. Although associated with Wilberforce University, the Normal and Industrial Department was considered a separate institution with its own Board of Trustees. The school became a four-year college in 1941, and the name was changed to College of Education and Industrial Arts. In 1947, the school began operating independently under the name of Wilberforce State College. In 1951, the name was changed to Central State College, and when the school was granted university status in 1965, the name was changed to Central State University. Central State is Ohio’s only predominately black public institution of higher education and is also one of few black institutions located in the north. Former president Arthur E. Thomas said “As the University looks toward the challenges of the 21st century, it has positioned itself to be a leader in higher education that will prepare students for global markets, world economics and managing cultural diversity.” The Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center, the James J. Walker Gymnasium, the Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library, and the President’s home are four of six newer buildings standing alongside older buildings. The 60-acre campus is the home of America’s largest and most popular National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Located on the east side of the campus is a power plant, as well as the University’s outdoor education area and natural reserve. The campus gained the distinction of being the only historically black college with a female professor of military science commanding a battalion.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Central State University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master’s in Education degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $3723 (in-state); $8127(out-of-state) Room and board: $2676 (room); $2532 (board) Special fees: $1581 Books: $840 Estimated total cost: $11,352 (in-state); $15,756 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 3723
Out of State Tuition 8127
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 70 Number of scholarships and grants: 825 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $4,981,804 Range of Scholarships and grants: $50-$13,931 Financial Aid Specific t
Financial-Aid Deadline June 15 (preferred)
Admission Deadline Open admissions for in state residents june 15 preferred
Entrance Requirements A copy of an official high school transcript and completion of the following 15 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics (including algebra I and II), 3 social studies (including two history), 3 science, 2 foreign language, and 1 visual or performing arts. Out-of-state students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Students must present proof of a physical exam within the last 90 days prior to application. A nonrefundable application fee of $15 is required.
Graduation Requirements Bachelor degrees require a minimum of 186 quarter hours, with 3 hours in African American history, 15 in math, 8 in science, 5 in physical education, 1 in computer science (business majors), and completion of 71 hours of core requirements. All students must take 3 hours of university convocation, pass the English Proficiency Exam, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0; education majors must have a 2.3 or higher. The last 36 hours must be in residence at Central State. Associate degrees require a minimum of 93 quarter hours.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,400 In-state: 1,104 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 560/642 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 51/67 Graduate students (men/women): 28/52 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 1,244; Caucasian, 30; Hispanic, 0; Native American, 3; International, 8; Other/Unclassified, 112
Diversity 156
Student Life Campus Regulations: Unmarried freshmen and sophomores must live on campus. Cars are permitted. Campus Services: Health center; personal and psychological counseling; career planning and placement; tutoring; testing center for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and GED; remedial instruction; and religious services, including chapel. Campus Activities: Social and group activities include theater, band, chorale, orchestra, and dance. Students may work on the student newspaper or yearbook. Communication majors can get involved in the campus radio station WCSU-FM (88.9), or the campus television station. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association or numerous other groups. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Housing Availability: 1,500 housing spaces. Freshmen required to live on campus.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 147 Student-teacher ratio: 21:1 Full-time faculty members: 127 Part-time faculty members: 20
Athletic Program Central State is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Division I. Intercollegiate Sports: men’s football, basketball, indoor and outdoor track, and baseball; women’s volleyball, basketball, and indoor/outdoor track. Intramural Sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, skiing, softball, swimming, and diving. Athletic Contact: Athletic Director, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384; Telephone: 937-376-6289; Fax: 937-376-6291.
School Calender September–July (quarters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: June One summer session.
Website http://centralstate.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art, Art Education, Community Recreation, Economics, English Education, English Literature, Foreign Languages, French, Graphic Arts/Printing, Graphic and Commercial Art, History, Journalism, Mass Communications, Music, Music Education, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Radio Television Broadcasting, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Speech Communications, Theater Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Community Health, Computer Science, Earth Science (Geography), Education, Electronics, Elementary Education, Finance and Banking, Geology, Health Education, Industrial Arts Education, Industrial Technology, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physical Education, Physical Sciences, Physics, Public Administration, Secondary Education, Special Education. Master’s Degrees: Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
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