Central State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,306
9.68% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,389
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
24.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
56.8%
13,464 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,033
94.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
23.4%
117 Graduates

About

Central State University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central State University were General Business (46 degrees awarded), Broadcast Journalism (20 degrees), and General Psychology (19 degrees).

In 2019, 185 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central State University. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (177 degrees), 177 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $4,306, which is $−22,974 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $4,306, which is $−22,974 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,389.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,306
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Central State University was $4,306. The cost of tuition at Central State University is $−22,974 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$9,389
2019 Value
3.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Central State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,389. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Central State University grew by 3.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,232
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central State University was of $10,232 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Central State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2018, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
24.3%
2017 Default Rate
196
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Central State University was 24.3%, which represents 196 out of the 808 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Central State University received 13,464 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.99% annual growth. Out of those 13,464 applicants, 7,646 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,033 students enrolled at Central State University in 2019, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central State University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,646
Accepted Out of 13,464

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central State University was 56.8% (7,646 admissions from 13,464 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.99%, while admissions grew by 8.44%.

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage
14
Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Central State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central State University has a total enrollment of 2,033 students. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 1,919 students and the part-time enrollment is 114. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.4% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 2.41% White, 0.738% Hispanic or Latino, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Central State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (55.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.7%) and Two or More Races Male (1.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,033 students. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 1,919 and the part-time enrollment is 114. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central State University was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Central State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,798
  2. Two or More Races
    51
  3. White
    49

The enrolled student population at Central State University is 88.4% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 2.41% White, 0.738% Hispanic or Latino, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3 students (0.148%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 47 more women than men received degrees from Central State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Central State University is black or african american (177 degrees awarded). There were 177 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central State University is General Business (46 degrees awarded), followed by Broadcast Journalism (20 degrees) and General Psychology (19 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Communications (20 degrees), and Protective Services (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central State University are Other managers (302,432 people), Social workers, all other (291,166 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (196,958 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,509 people), and Police officers (158,260 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Communications (20 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Psychology (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Communications (20 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Psychology (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central State University are Elementary & secondary schools (610,857 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,818 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (442,627 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (322,514 people), and Individual & family services (263,999 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Communications (20 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Psychology (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central State University.
Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central State University was General Business with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

69
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University, which is 0.595 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University in General Business, which is 0.917 times less than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Central State University in General Business, which is 1.09 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 10% of students graduating from Central State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.71% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    177 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central State University is black or african american (177 degrees awarded). There were 177 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

0.541% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    109 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central State University is black or african american female (109 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Central State University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $148k (2.49%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Central State University had a total salary expenditure of $65.5M. Central State University employs 42 Assistant professors, 34 Associate professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Central State University are Male Assistant professors (27), Male Associate professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University are: Management, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.93M
2019 Endowment
138%
growth from 2018

Central State University has an endowment valued at about $5.93M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Central State University grew 138% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.56M - Federal
  2. $2.63M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Central State University received $9.56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.63M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.4M
2019 Salaries
15.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Central State University paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($65.5M) and a 15.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.816% decline from 2017 and a 17.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.13M
Instructional Salaries
98
Number of Employees

In 2019, Central State University paid a total of $6.13M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central State University were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 34 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University were Management with 58 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central State University was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Central State University.

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