Central State University Making Progress on Its Goal to Triple Enrollments

Central State University, the historically black state-operated educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, has seen its second straight year of enrollment growth. There are currently 2,022 students enrolled, an increase of 14 percent from a year ago. This follows an 8 percent rise in enrollments from 2005 to 2006.

Over the next decade, Central State wants to triple its enrollment in order to wean itself from an annual $11 million state appropriation which subsidizes its operating costs. In order to boost enrollments, Central State is targeting community college students who want to transfer to a four-year university.