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Central State University aspires to be a premier institution of excellence in teaching and learning that embraces diversity and produces graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to make valuable contributions in a global society.


Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant institution, prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional careers and advanced studies.

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Student Success is Central.

At Central State, students are the heart and center of everything we do, from the support services offered by our University College to the many extracurricular activities provided throughout campus. With the new student center which opened in fall 2015, two new residence halls, and more than 50 clubs, sororities, fraternities, and other student organizations, CSU’s beautiful 500 acre+ campus, located near Dayton and midway between Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, provides a home away from home that’s not too close, not too far, not too big, and not too small. Our faculty and staff strive to create a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere to support students’ academic and personal success.  

As Ohio’s 1890 land-grant university, CSU is expanding science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM) academic programming, research, and education; developing partnerships within Ohio’s agricultural industry; enhancing facilities; and engaging the local communities, all for the future growth and sustainability of the University.

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