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Central State University
The CSU Legacy

Our Mission

#Central State University is a premier historically black university that nurtures students within a value-based environment focused on excellence in teaching and learning, research, and public service.

Our mission is to academically prepare students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. An open access institution, Central State University fosters academic excellence, providing a strong liberal arts foundation with majors in selected fields.

We are dedicated to:

  • Providing a nurturing and culturally enriched learning environment
  • Stimulating in students an intellectual curiosity and a continuous search for knowledge
  • Teaching students to think creatively and communicate effectively
  • Instilling in students an aspiration for excellence
  • Preparing students to address the challenges of a technologically-oriented world
  • Providing quality educational programs in scientific and technological fields
  • Offering programs with multicultural and global perspectives
  • Reaching out to underserved populations
  • Collaborating with other educational institutions, businesses, and government agencies to enrich learning experiences and educational opportunities for students

Central State University throughout its history has provided equal educational opportunities to all qualified applicants. As a historically black institution, the University maintains a special emphasis on the following:

  • Programs in scientific and technological fields where minorities have traditionally been under-represented and in which there is excellent future growth potential
  • Transmitting and preserving the heritage of African-American culture
  • Programs for students who enter the university with academic deficiencies, all offered in a nurturing environment

Campus Tours

Tours are given Monday thru Friday at 10:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm. We ask that you please schedule your tour two weeks in advance. Groups larger than 30 should schedule a month in advance.

If you are interested in planning a tour of our campus, please click here


Office of Enrollment Management/Student Affairs
PHONE: 1-800-388-CSU1(2781)
FAX: 937-376-6482
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