Information about Central State University

Central State University was established as part of Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1856, making it one of the nation's oldest African-American administered higher education institutions in the country. In 1947, the college split from Wilberforce and became a full state-supported institution with university status coming in 1965 from the state of Ohio. CSU is a publicly funded institution of over 2000 students located in west central Ohio about 1 hour from downtown Columbus and 1 hour to Dayton, Ohio. CSU has 45 majors including business, education, technology, and engineering.

Interested students should contact Stephen Williams at or by calling 937-376-6121

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