Some undergraduates could not bear the idea of spending their summer at college, but these students miss out on some great opportunities.
Students enrolled in summer courses at Central State University enjoyed the chance to take credits toward graduation at an accelerated pace. Computer Science Major Austin Oten says summer school provides a way to get things done a lot faster. “Five weeks of school is better than fifth-teen weeks,” Oten said. “Having the ability to spend more time with my professors is also convenient.”
University College Tutor Director Randy Nance says summer school is an efficient use of time and a good way to invest in your future. “Time waits for no one. The mindset of a summer school student is one who wants to utilize their time to become more scholarly and wholesome,” Nance said. “Summer school creates professional students.”
Students enrolled for summer school at Central State were offered a $1700 bundle that covered tuition and fees for 6-8 credit hours per term. CSU’s summer deal also covered room and board. The bundle is a great deal compared to the amount students have to pay taking fixed semesters. In-state students paid $8,653 per semester while out-of-state students paid for $12,366 per semester during the 2011-2012 year.
Summer sessions at CSU are open to high school students, students enrolled at other institutions, community individuals interested in personal development or professional advancement and to teachers who need credit toward renewal of teacher certificates.
About Central State University: Located in Wilberforce, Ohio, Central State University is the only public historically black university in the state of Ohio. A university that embraces its motto “Change is Central,” Central State is celebrating 125 years of academic excellence.