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Campus & Student Life at Central College

Home to about 1,120 undergraduates in 2020, Central is a small, private college located in Pella, Iowa. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Central offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Central can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Central Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Central College is Affiliated With the Reformed Church in America Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Reformed Church in America faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Reformed Church in America Colleges and Universities.

Central Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 12.0% of the student population at Central. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Central Disability Services.

Central for the Military

While not a "service academy", Central does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Central Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Central for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Central College

Central offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Central College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Central College

Central has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,120 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,079 (96.3%). Part-time attendance was 41 (3.7%).


Central College is Ranked #1,143 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Central is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Central #1143 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Central College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Central by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Central Diversity Guide.

Central College Competes in the NCAA

Central has a total of 752 student athletes, 487 men and 265 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,492,505
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,492,505

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Central College Athletics

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