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Central State University: Narrative Description

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY

1400 Brush Row Rd.
PO Box 1004
Wilberforce, OH 45384
Tel: (937)376-6011
Admissions: (937)376-6483
Fax: (937)376-6648
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centralstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 60-acre rural campus with easy access to Dayton. Endowment: $732,439. Research spending 2003-04: $1.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1875 per student. Total enrollment: 1,621. Faculty: 143 (87 full-time, 56 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,691 applied, 49% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,483 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 128 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 5 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 86% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Services for LD students, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, 2.5 high school GPA for nonresidents. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2571 full-time, $77 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8061 full-time, $244 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2139 full-time, $51 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6432. College room only: $3390. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 115 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 45% of eligible men and 65% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Ambassadors, student government. Major annual events: homecoming, May Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 978 college housing spaces available; 926 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library plus 1 other with 280,470 books, 608,887 microform titles, 26,066 serials, 497 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $610,328. 338 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A college community, Wilberforce was named after William Wilberforce, the English philanthropist who fought for the abolition of slave trade. The community is known as a noted African-American cultural center. Part-time employment opportunities are available for students.

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