|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad only|
|Religious affiliation||Reformed Church in America|
|Student to faculty ratio||12:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,405 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Central College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,899 applications and 2,863 students were granted admission. Central College is at the #71 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, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||950 to 1290|
|ACT||21 to 26|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Central College's tuition was $34,612 for all students regardless of residency (29.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Central College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,153 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Central College in 2016-2017, was 235, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,285 (which is 6.6% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Central College has enrolled a total of 1,248 students (1,204 students full-time and 44 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,248 students, 21 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
Black/African American: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Two or more races: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Central College.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|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||10%||10|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||8%||8|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||8%||8|
|English Language And Literature/letters||6%||6|
|Mathematics And Statistics||4%||4|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||4%||4|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||2%||2|
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 Central College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
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.
The typical median income of Central College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,800. Last year, out of the total 566 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 566 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 765 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 711 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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