The Title III Program

What is Title III?

Title III, Part B is a federal institutional development grant that provides financial assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish or strengthen their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowment-building capacity. Activities may include student services, educational equipment acquisition, facility construction, and faculty and staff development. It is a formula-based discretionary grant made to the President.



The U.S. Department of Education’s Institutional Service (IS) office within the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers the Title III Program. The Title III Program is focused on institutions that enroll large proportions of underrepresented students. It strengthens these institutions by:

At Central State University, Title III support is used to:

  1. Enhance the quality of academic services
  2. Increase student enrollment and qualified faculty and staff
  3. Improve the financial stability of CSU
  4. Facilitate alignment of the institution with successful execution of strategic initiatives

For more information on Title III at CSU, you are invited to explore our web pages or contact us via the links to the left of this page.




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