Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, has announced that it will drastically reduce tuition for students from outside of Ohio. The university enrolls about 1,750 undergraduate students and African Americans are 95 percent of the student body.
The lowering of out-of-state tuition is aimed at increasing total enrollments. For the current academic year, out-of-state tuition was just under $14,000. For students from Ohio, tuition was $6,246. Under the new tuition formula, the out-of-state surcharge will be reduced by 76 percent for most students entering this coming fall.
Stephanie L. Krah, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University, stated the “many out-of-state students become residents of Ohio because of internships and employment opportunities. The goal of the surcharge reduction is to make college more affordable for students who attend Central State.”
Before joining the staff at Central State University in 2015, Dr. Krah was director of retention at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she majored in exercise science. She holds a master of public health degree from a combined program at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Ohio University.