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Find out more about how Centenary University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Centenary University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Centenary University was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Centenary is ranked #1,197 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Centenary also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

See all of the rankings for Centenary University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Centenary?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, Centenary has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Centenary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centenary University  ( 450 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 440 to 540 )
Centenary received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Centenary University  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Centenary University admissions.

Centenary University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Centenary University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Centenary University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Centenary University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Centenary University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about 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 the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Centenary University.

Average Overall Diversity at Centenary

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,193 undergraduates at Centenary with 1,038 being full-time and 155 being part-time.

Centenary Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Centenary scored 52.21 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.21 out of 100
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How Much Does Centenary University Cost?

The overall average net price of Centenary is $20,117. 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

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,586 $16,306 $18,137 $25,615 $28,379

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, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Centenary, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,523 a year. That adds up to $30,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centenary is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Centenary Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Centenary with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,800 in their early years. That's great news for Centenary students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Centenary University make the most money.

Location of Centenary University

Centenary University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hackettstown is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Centenary University

Contact details for Centenary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-1400

Centenary University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Centenary University. Of these students, 375 received undergraduate degrees and 189 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
Business Administration & Management 125 $40,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 $29,000
Animal Services 26 NA
Design & Applied Arts 24 $20,100
Child Development & Psychology 18 NA
General Biology 17 NA
Social Work 17 NA
Sociology 15 $32,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 NA
Communication & Media Studies 11 NA

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

Online Learning at Centenary

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 330 students took at least one online class at Centenary University. This is a decrease from the 484 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 330 201
2016-2017 484 227
2015-2016 479 205
2014-2015 690 36
2013-2014 271 101

Learn more about online learning at Centenary University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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