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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?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Centre College was awarded 31 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Centre College of Kentucky is ranked #184 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 26 colleges in Kentucky, Centre College of Kentucky is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Centre College of Kentucky?

Acceptance Rate

Centre College has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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

At Centre College of Kentucky, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Centre College is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 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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Good Overall Diversity at Centre College of Kentucky

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,450 undergraduates at Centre College of Kentucky with 1,449 being full-time and 1 being part-time.

Centre College of Kentucky Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Centre College of Kentucky is 83.24 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.24 out of 100
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How Much Does Centre College Cost?

The overall average net price of Centre College of Kentucky is $23,237. 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 +
$14,203 $15,152 $20,129 $22,910 $29,393

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

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 Centre College of Kentucky, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,558 a year. That adds up to $26,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centre College of Kentucky is 3.2%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Centre College of Kentucky make around $45,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Centre College of Kentucky graduates since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Centre College make the most money.

Location of Centre College

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

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Location of Centre College

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 59 $45,200
International Studies 38 NA
General Biology 28 NA
General Psychology 25 NA
History 25 NA
Romance Languages 24 NA
Mathematics 23 NA
Computer Science 20 NA
Political Science & Government 18 NA
Child Development & Psychology 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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