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Get the facts about Centenary College of Louisiana. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Centenary College of Louisiana Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Centenary College of Louisiana was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Centenary Louisiana is ranked #585 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Centenary Louisiana held the #605 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Centenary Louisiana also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Centenary Louisiana?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Centenary College of Louisiana you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to Centenary Louisiana submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana  ( 510 to 610 )
Centenary Louisiana received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana  ( 22 to 28 )

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Centenary College of Louisiana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Centenary Louisiana it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Centenary College of Louisiana is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Centenary College of Louisiana

Freshmen Retention Rate

Centenary College of Louisiana has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Centenary Louisiana the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 46%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Centenary Louisiana

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 533 undergraduates at Centenary Louisiana with 524 being full-time and 9 being part-time.

Centenary Louisiana Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Centenary Louisiana is 83.40 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.40 out of 100
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How Much Does Centenary College of Louisiana Cost?

The overall average net price of Centenary Louisiana is $25,449. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Centenary Louisiana

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,988 $22,151 $24,130 $26,088 $28,331

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Centenary Louisiana, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Centenary Louisiana, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,491 a year. That adds up to $33,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centenary Louisiana is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Centenary Louisiana Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Centenary Louisiana with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,900 in their early years. That's great news for Centenary Louisiana students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Centenary College of Louisiana make the most money.

Location of Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private not-for-profit institution located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Shreveport makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Centenary College of Louisiana

Contact details for Centenary Louisiana are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: 318-869-5011

Centenary College of Louisiana Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana. Of these students, 133 received undergraduate degrees and 17 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 29 NA
General Psychology 20 NA
Business Administration & Management 11 NA
Communication & Media Studies 8 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 7 NA
Mathematics 7 NA
Geological & Earth Sciences 5 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 5 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 5 NA
Sociology 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Centenary College of Louisiana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Centenary Louisiana

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 15 students took at least one online class at Centenary College of Louisiana. This is a decrease from the 22 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 15 0
2016-2017 22 0
2015-2016 13 0
2014-2015 9 0
2013-2014 3 0

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