Centenary University

Centenary University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Centenary University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. 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?

2022 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 142 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is animal services.

Overall Quality

Centenary is ranked #1,013 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Centenary held the #1,197 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 49 colleges in New Jersey, Centenary is ranked at #32.

See all of the rankings for Centenary University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Centenary?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, 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 67% 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 455 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centenary University  ( 455 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 440 to 540 )
Centenary received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Centenary University  ( 15 to 22 )

Learn more about Centenary University admissions.

Centenary University 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 it is much better at 10 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

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

Centenary University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. 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  73 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 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

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

Centenary University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,190 undergraduates at Centenary with 1,032 being full-time and 158 being part-time.

How Much Does Centenary University Cost?

The overall average net price of Centenary is $20,474. 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 +
$15,601 $14,580 $19,706 $24,547 $27,846

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 83% of students took out student loans averaging $6,775 a year. That adds up to $27,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centenary is 6.8%. 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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Contact details for Centenary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-1400
Website: www.centenaryuniversity.edu/

Centenary University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Centenary University. Of these students, 374 received undergraduate degrees and 171 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 109 $46,620
Design & Applied Arts 29 $29,685
Criminal Justice & Corrections 25 $34,420
Animal Services 24 $30,771
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 $49,227
Child Development & Psychology 22 NA
Social Work 18 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 NA
General English Literature 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 15 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 2019-2020, 1,579 students took at least one online class at Centenary University. This is an increase from the 615 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,579 412
2018-2019 615 234
2017-2018 330 201
2016-2017 484 227
2015-2016 479 205

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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