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Central State University is a public institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,458, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 638 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Central State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,236 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $10,976 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Central State University, as Ohio's only public Historically Black University, academically prepares students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. As an open access institution, the University fosters academic excellence through a strong liberal arts foundation and majors in selected professional fields.
Central State University is dedicated to:
- providing a nurturing and culturally enriched learning environment
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Central State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at Central State University is $20. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 32.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||32.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Central State University is 16:1, and the school has 53.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Central State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 52.2 percent.
Central State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,458, with a gender distribution of 48.7 percent male students and 51.3 percent female students. At this school, 59.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41.0 percent of students live off campus. Central State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Central State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Central State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Central State University, 10 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Central State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||10%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,236 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$10,976 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,198 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data