Central State University Has Plans to Expand

Central State University, the historically black, state-run educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, plans to triple its enrollment over the next decade. The state has budgeted $8.2 million over the next two years to help the institution grow. The state has agreed to contribute $14 million for a new student center on campus.

In another development, Central State has purchased a 106,000-square-foot building to start up a new campus in West Dayton. The university will invest $750,000 in converting the building, creating 12 classrooms, offices, study space, and a science laboratory. Central State plans to hold classes in criminal justice, hospitality, and real estate at the new campus, which is expected to attract 1,000 new students to the university.