Centenary College of Louisiana

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,820
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,050
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
63.7%
1,139 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
556
93.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60%
78 Graduates

About

Centenary College of Louisiana is a higher education institution located in Caddo Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Centenary College of Louisiana were General Biological Sciences (30 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees), and General Psychology (10 degrees).

In 2022, 133 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centenary College of Louisiana. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (91 degrees), 5.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centenary College of Louisiana is $38,820, which is $10,490 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Centenary College of Louisiana is $38,820, which is $10,490 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,050.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Centenary College of Louisiana received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,820
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Centenary College of Louisiana was $38,820. The cost of tuition at Centenary College of Louisiana is $10,490 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$30,050
2022 Value
9.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Centenary College of Louisiana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,050. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Centenary College of Louisiana grew by 9.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,940
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centenary College of Louisiana was of $11,940 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.59% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Centenary College of Louisiana received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.02% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.04%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Centenary College of Louisiana was 5.04%, which represents 7 out of the 139 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centenary College of Louisiana received 1,139 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30% annual growth. Out of those 1,139 applicants, 725 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 556 students enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2022. 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centenary College of Louisiana has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
725
Accepted Out of 1,139

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centenary College of Louisiana was 63.7% (725 admissions from 1,139 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 63.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30%, while admissions grew by 31.1%..

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage (2022)
27
Scores Submitted (2022)

16% of enrolled first-time students at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centenary College of Louisiana had a total enrollment of 556 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Centenary College of Louisiana is 518 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centenary College of Louisiana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 18% Black or African American, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, and 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Male (9.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 556 students. The full-time enrollment at Centenary College of Louisiana is 518 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Centenary College of Louisiana was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Centenary College of Louisiana had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    334 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    100 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    52 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Centenary College of Louisiana is 60.1% White, 18% Black or African American, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, and 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3 students (0.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 33 more women than men received degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centenary College of Louisiana is white (91 degrees awarded). There were 5.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centenary College of Louisiana is General Biological Sciences (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees) and General Psychology (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Centenary College of Louisiana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana are Physicians (419,911 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (289,466 people), Other managers (280,428 people), Postsecondary teachers (274,370 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (237,718 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2022 are Biology (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana are Biology (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana are Elementary & secondary schools (684,939 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (599,585 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (548,465 people), Computer Systems Design (221,578 people), and Offices of physicians (220,121 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary College of Louisiana are Biology (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (3 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Centenary College of Louisiana.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centenary College of Louisiana was General Biological Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
83
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary College of Louisiana, which is 0.602 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (83).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary College of Louisiana in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.857 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary College of Louisiana in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.75 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Centenary College of Louisiana is Female and Hispanic or Latino (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.28% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    91 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centenary College of Louisiana is white (91 degrees awarded). There were 5.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (16 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centenary College of Louisiana is white female (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (31 degrees).

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Operations

Centenary College of Louisiana has an endowment valued at nearly $123M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.91%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Centenary College of Louisiana had a total salary expenditure of 27.9M. Centenary College of Louisiana employs 31 Assistant professors, 13 Professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Centenary College of Louisiana are Female Assistant professor (17), Male Assistant professor (14), and Male Professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary College of Louisiana are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Endowment

$123M
2022 Endowment
17.4%
decline from 2021

Centenary College of Louisiana has an endowment valued at about $123M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Centenary College of Louisiana declined 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $74.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.76M
2022 Salaries
7.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Centenary College of Louisiana paid a median of $9.76M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($27.9M) and a 7.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.64M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2022, Centenary College of Louisiana paid a total of $3.64M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centenary College of Louisiana were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary College of Louisiana were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, Management with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centenary College of Louisiana was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

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