Centenary University
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,203
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 776 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

88%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Centenary University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,172 applications and 1,030 students were granted admission. Centenary University is at the #86 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 19% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 86% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT830 to 1050
ACT15 to 21

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Centenary University's tuition was $30,696 for all students regardless of residency (14.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$21,847
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$30,696
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$30,696
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Centenary University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,261 (which is 19.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Centenary University in 2016-2017, was 220, which is 98% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,934 (which is 17.6% above the national average.)

$5,261
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$6,934
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Centenary University has enrolled a total of 2,203 students (1,357 students full-time and 846 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,203 students, 161 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 1,518 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 685 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 205 students for distance studies.

2,203
Total Enrollment
161
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%

Hispanic: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Centenary University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 43% 727 0
Education 13% 222
Visual And Performing Arts 8% 134
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 6% 96
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 4% 74
Psychology 4% 72
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 44
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 32
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 14
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

60%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Centenary University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

--
Still enrolled
40%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$37,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Centenary University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,400. Last year, out of the total 826 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 776 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 744 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 662 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,400 $43,800
Employment Rate 94% 89%
Total Graduates 826 744

Campus Location

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