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Centre College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Centre College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Centre College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Centre College was awarded 34 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social sciences.

Overall Quality

Centre College of Kentucky is ranked #136 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Centre College of Kentucky also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Centre College of Kentucky?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Centre College is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Centre College of Kentucky is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to Centre College of Kentucky submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centre College  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Centre College  ( 580 to 730 )
Centre College of Kentucky received ACT scores from 81% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Centre College  ( 26 to 31 )

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Centre College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Centre College of Kentucky is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Centre College is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Centre College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Centre College 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  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Centre College of Kentucky the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 83%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Centre College of Kentucky

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,411 undergraduates at Centre College of Kentucky with 1,410 being full-time and 1 being part-time.

Centre College of Kentucky Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 86.31 out of 100, Centre College of Kentucky is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.31 out of 100
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How Much Does Centre College Cost?

The overall average net price of Centre College of Kentucky is $23,053. 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 Centre College of Kentucky

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,429 $17,412 $19,075 $23,571 $29,001

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 Centre College of Kentucky, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Centre College of Kentucky, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,749 a year. That adds up to $26,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centre College of Kentucky is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Centre College of Kentucky Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Centre College of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,500 in their early years. That's great news for Centre College of Kentucky students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Centre College

Centre College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Danville, Kentucky. Danville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Centre College of Kentucky are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 625 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422-1394
Phone: 859-238-5200

Centre College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 76 $45,200
International Studies 32 NA
General Psychology 25 NA
Mathematics 24 NA
Sociology & Anthropology 23 NA
Child Development & Psychology 21 NA
Romance Languages 21 NA
Political Science & Government 21 NA
General Biology 18 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 17 NA

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

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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.


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