Central College

Is Central a Good School for the Money?

Central College Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a Central degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the Central annual value report below.

Within Iowa, Central Offers Good Quality for a Good Price.

Top 20% Iowa Value
Top 25% Iowa Quality

Central College is ranked #7 out of #31 in Iowa for quality and #5 out of #30 for Iowa value.

This makes it a good quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  5 out of 30
Great Value
State Value Score  83.33 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Central financial aid page to be sure.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 5% National Value
Top 20% National Quality

Central College is ranked #42 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to its peers, Central College is underpriced compared to the quality of education it provides. Central is ranked #42 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking earning it a great value recognition.

National Value Ranking  42 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  97.15 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Central College $116,839 A+
St. John Fisher College $141,617 A-
Milwaukee School of Engineering $142,156 A-
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus $146,788 B+
Juniata College $148,284 B+
Washington College $170,734 C
DePaul University $182,440 D+
Saint Mary’s College of California $183,037 C-
University of Redlands $193,445 D

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $116,839 for a Central Degree

The Central time to graduate is about 4.06 years and will cost an estimated $28,778 per year. This brings the total cost to 116,839.

Average Yearly Cost $28,778
Average Years to Graduate 4.06
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $116,839

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Central cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$112,673 In-State With Aid
$216,812 Avg Cost No Aid
4.06 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Central.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $216,812 #407 B
All Students $116,839 #42 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $112,673 #89 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $216,812 #6 A-
All Students $116,839 #5 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $112,673 #5 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Iowa.

About 100% of Central students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Central financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Central cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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