Central State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,306
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,260
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
16.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
58%
10,191 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,021
53.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28%
112 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 (55 degrees awarded), General Psychology (31 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (22 degrees).

In 2020, 235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central State University. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (215 degrees), 35.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $4,306, which is $−24,094 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $4,306, which is $−24,094 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,260.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Central State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,306
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Central State University was $4,306. The cost of tuition at Central State University is $−24,094 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$10,260
2020 Value
9.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Central State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,260. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Central State University grew by 9.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,480
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central State University was of $10,480 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.42% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Central State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.6% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
16.6%
2018 Default Rate
121
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Central State University was 16.6%, which represents 121 out of the 730 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 10,191 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.3% annual decline. Out of those 10,191 applicants, 5,915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 4,021 students enrolled at Central State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central State University has an overall enrollment yield of 8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,915
Accepted Out of 10,191

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central State University was 58% (5,915 admissions from 10,191 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −24.3%, while admissions declined by −22.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Central State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central State University has a total enrollment of 4,021 students. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 2,142 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,879. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.8% Black or African American, 26.6% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 1.17% Two or More Races, 0.572% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 (48.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.1%) and White Female (7%). 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

53.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,021 students. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 2,142 and the part-time enrollment is 1,879. This means that 53.3% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2020 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 56%. 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
    2,082
  2. White
    1,069
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    524

The enrolled student population at Central State University is 51.8% Black or African American, 26.6% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Asian, 1.17% Two or More Races, 0.572% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 66 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 77 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 (215 degrees awarded). There were 35.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central State University is General Business (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (31 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (22 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 Communications (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), and Psychology (31 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central State University are Social workers, all other (261,200 people), Other managers (252,880 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (238,495 people), Police officers (150,346 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,179 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central State University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 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 (624,086 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (416,649 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (334,578 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,051 people), and Individual & family services (254,022 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Communications (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Psychology (31 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (10 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. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central State University was General Business with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

79
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
156
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University, which is 0.506 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (156).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University in General Business, which is 0.667 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Central State University in General Business, which is 1.5 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Central State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.893% of graduates (1 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
    215 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central State University is black or african american (215 degrees awarded). There were 35.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (6 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    70 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central State University is black or african american female (145 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (70 degrees).

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Operations

Central State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $83.9k (1.33%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Central State University had a total salary expenditure of $74.5M. Central State University employs 42 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Central State University are Male Assistant professors (27), Male Associate professors(24), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.29M
2020 Endowment
6.02%
growth from 2019

Central State University has an endowment valued at about $6.29M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Central State University grew 6.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M 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. $17.2M - Federal
  2. $3.68M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Central State University received $17.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.68M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.9M
2020 Salaries
2.03%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Central State University paid a median of $22.9M in salaries, which represents 30.7% of their overall expenditure ($74.5M) and a 2.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.3% growth from 2018 and a 0.816% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.14M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Central State University paid a total of $6.14M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central State University were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 55 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central State University was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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

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