Central State University (CSU) is a public, historically black land-grant university in Wilberforce, Ohio. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Established by the state legislature in 1887 as a two-year program for teacher and industrial training, it was originally located with Wilberforce University, a four-year institution devoted to classical academic education. It was originally known as the Combined Normal and Industrial Department. In 1941 the college gained a four-year curriculum, independent status in 1947, and was renamed as Central State College in 1951. With further development, it gained university status in 1965. In 2014, Central State University received designation as a land-grant university.
Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384-1004
General information: (937) 376-6011
Type: 4-year, Public
Awards offered: Bachelor's degree
Campus setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 6,044 (6,035 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 25 to 1
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