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Central State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Central State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Central State University was awarded 54 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Central State University is ranked #2,425 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Central State University is also ranked #100 out of 108 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Central State University?

Acceptance Rate

Central State University has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Central State University.

Learn more about Central State University admissions.

Central State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Central State University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central State University this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Central State University is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Central State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,021 undergraduates at Central State University with 2,142 being full-time and 1,879 being part-time.

How Much Does Central State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Central State University is $10,451. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Central State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,266 $12,345 $8,100 $10,254 $19,161

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Central State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Central State University, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $6,204 a year. That adds up to $24,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central State University is 24.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Central State University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Central State University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $26,100 in their early years. This is about 34% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Central State University make the most money.

Location of Central State University

Central State University is a public institution located in Wilberforce, Ohio. The rural area surrounding Central State University is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for Central State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, OH 45384-1004
Phone: 937-376-6011

Central State University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 55 $27,048
General Psychology 31 $23,134
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 $31,314
Journalism 22 $22,192
General Biology 21 $24,615
Social Work 17 $33,281
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 9 $13,702
Accounting 6 NA
Manufacturing Engineering 6 NA
Music 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Central State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Central State University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,879 students took at least one online class at Central State University. This is an increase from the 852 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,879 2,523
2018-2019 852 46
2017-2018 466 8
2016-2017 183 4
2015-2016 247 3

Learn more about online learning at Central State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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