There are two HBCUs located in the state of Ohio: Central State University and Wilberforce University. Wilberforce University was founded as America’s first private HBCU in 1856 by the Methodist Episcopal Church. Central State University was originally formed in 1887 as a two-year school within Wilberforce University, but became its own school in 1947. Both universities are located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Both HBCUs offers affordability, accessibility, and opportunity.
Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant institution, prepares students with diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation leading to professional careers and advanced studies.
For more information, visit www.centralstate.edu.
Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.
For more information, visit www.wilberforce.edu.