Central State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,176
6.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,194
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.46%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.8%
3,814 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,434
57.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.4%
160 Graduates

About

Central State University is a higher education institution located in Greene County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Central State University were General Business (143 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (112 degrees), and General Education (26 degrees).

In 2022, 458 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central State University. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (257 degrees), 2.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (117 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $5,176, which is $−23,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Central State University is $5,176, which is $−23,154 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,194.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Central State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,176
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Central State University was $5,176. The cost of tuition at Central State University is $−23,154 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$10,194
2022 Value
3.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Central State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,194. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Central State University grew by 3.81%.

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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 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.87% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Central State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.46%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Central State University was 3.46%, which represents 27 out of the 780 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Central State University received 3,814 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 52.4% annual growth. Out of those 3,814 applicants, 3,388 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,434 students enrolled at Central State University in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central State University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,388
Accepted Out of 3,814

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central State University was 88.8% (3,388 admissions from 3,814 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 52.4%, while admissions declined by −27.9%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2021)
6
Scores Submitted (2021)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Central State University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central State University had a total enrollment of 5,434 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 3,129 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,305. This means that 57.6% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.3% Black or African American, 25.9% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.62% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, and 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Central State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.4%) and White Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (42.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (35.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,434 students. The full-time enrollment at Central State University is 3,129 and the part-time enrollment is 2,305. This means that 57.6% of students enrolled at Central State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

41%
2022 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 41%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Central State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,811 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,410 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    649 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Central State University is 33.3% Black or African American, 25.9% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.62% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, and 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 1,041 students (19.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 142 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 (257 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (117 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central State University is General Business (143 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (112 degrees) and General Education (26 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Protective Services (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), and Business (146 degrees).

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,729,696 people), Accountants & auditors (1,057,230 people), Other managers (806,887 people), Secondary school teachers (524,551 people), and Financial managers (515,441 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University in 2022 are Protective Services (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (146 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), and Education (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Protective Services (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (146 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), and Education (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,221,789 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (580,053 people), Computer Systems Design (548,757 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (544,967 people), and Banking & related activities (516,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Central State University are Protective Services (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees), Business (146 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees), and Education (43 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2021)
  1. 61 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central State University was General Business with 61 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

158
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
300
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (300).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.723 times less than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Central State University in General Business, which is 2.18 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Central State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Central State University is Male and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 6.25% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    257 degrees awarded
  2. White
    117 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central State University is black or african american (257 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (117 degrees).

1.53% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    171 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    86 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Central State University is black or african american female (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (86 degrees).

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Operations

Central State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.06M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−4.01%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Central State University had a total salary expenditure of 99.4M. Central State University employs 42 Assistant professors, 38 Associate professors and 27 Professors. Most academics at Central State University are Male Associate professor (30), Female Assistant professor (23), and Male Professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

Endowment

$7.06M
2022 Endowment
5.41%
decline from 2021

Central State University has an endowment valued at about $7.06M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Central State University declined 5.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.2M 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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Salary Expenditure

$42.8M
2022 Salaries
64%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Central State University paid a median of $42.8M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($99.4M) and a 64% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.72M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, Central State University paid a total of $7.72M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 18% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central State University were Assistant professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 38 employees, and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central State University was Male Associate professor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Male Professor with 19 employees.

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

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