Brandy Phipps and Craig Schluttenhofer in aquaponics research structure

Innovation is in our DNA™

Central State University has empowered Black students to become leaders at home and abroad for over a century. Today, innovation is core to empowerment at Central. Our Land-Grant status is fueling our transformation into an incubator for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, sustainability research, and advancements in agriculture. 

Advancing academic excellence

CSU Global online

In recent years, we have seized the moment to power phenomenal growth in online education. Central State’s partnership with Ohio’s largest community college and the AFL-CIO has empowered thousands of adults to finish their four-year degrees online through Central State Global.

CSU Student in the lab
Innovative programs

Engineering a better future

The interdisciplinary manufacturing engineering program is one of a few nationwide dedicated to training undergraduates in this fast-evolving field.