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Is Central Penn a Good School for the Money?

Central Penn College Value Report

Is Central Penn worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Central Penn value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Pennsylvania, Central Penn is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Pennsylvania Value
Below Average Pennsylvania Quality

Central Penn College is ranked #122 out of #123 in Pennsylvania for quality and #92 out of #111 for Pennsylvania value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  92 out of 111
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  17.12 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

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

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Central Penn College is ranked #969 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Central Penn College is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  969 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  34.17 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Arkansas at Monticello $85,457 C
Middle Georgia State University $89,305 C-
Central Penn College $97,780 D
William Penn University $108,228 D-
Grambling State University $121,124 F
Tusculum College $122,238 F
Georgia Gwinnett College $135,380 F
Dean College $172,542 F

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

That Degree May Cost You $97,780 in Total

The average Central Penn student's degree will cost an estimated $97,780. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $24,445 and a typical 4 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $24,445
Average Years to Graduate 4
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $97,780

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 Penn 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?

$94,684 In-State With Aid
$115,320 Avg Cost No Aid
4 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Central Penn value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $115,320 #776 C
All Students $97,780 #969 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $94,684 #1,024 D
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $115,320 #84 D-
All Students $97,780 #92 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $94,684 #98 F

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

About 96% of Central Penn students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Central Penn financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Central Penn 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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