Central State University

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, is one of the nation's premier historically black universities, with a 150-year legacy of academic and athletic achievements. The University's goal of "Excellence in the New Millennium" includes becoming a national resource center, through its Institute for Urban Education, for the training of urban teachers and the exchange of scholarship on urban education problems and opportunities. The Colleges of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Business & Industry, which includes Manufacturing Engineering and Water Resources Management, form the core of the University's academic offerings. Central State is home to the nationally renowned Central State University Chorus, which has twice been nominated for a Grammy. The Lady Marauders basketball team is perennially in the national rankings and has traveled to 12 straight NAIA national tournaments. The track and field team as well as the cheerleading/dance troupe have also won championships and awards. CSU is Ohio's only predominately African American public institution of higher education. But it is "open to all persons of good moral character," as ordained by the 1887 legislation that created Central State's predecessor. The University actively promotes diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, even as the institution adheres to its core historical responsibility to educate young African American men and women.

1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1004
Campus Code: 
University ID: 
201 690
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Open admission policy: 
Completion of college-preparatory program: 
Admission test scores: 
Undergraduate Enrollment: 
2 278
In-state Tuition Cost (Full time): 
6 726
Out-of-state Tuition Cost (Full Time): 
8 726
Books and Supplies: 
1 200
On-campus Room and Board: 
10 480
Total Cost (on-campus, in-state): 
19 906
Total Cost on-campus (out-of-state): 
21 906