Centenary University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,156

1.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,500

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.56%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

87%

1,085 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,990

59.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

62.1%

146 Graduates

About

Centenary University is a higher education institution located in Warren County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Centenary University were General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees), and Experimental Psychology (26 degrees).

In 2017, 562 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centenary University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (272 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centenary University is $31,156, which is $10,423 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Centenary University is $31,156, which is $10,423 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,500.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,156

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Centenary University was $31,156. The cost of tuition at Centenary University is $10,423 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,500

2017 Value

10.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Centenary University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,500. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Centenary University grew by 10.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,920

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centenary University was of $10,920 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 8.49% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Centenary University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.72% with respect to 2016, when 72% 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.

7.56%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Centenary University was 7.56%, which represents 41 out of the 542 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centenary University received 1,085 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.42% annual decline. Out of those 1,085 applicants, 944 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87% acceptance rate.

There were 1,990 students enrolled at Centenary University in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centenary University has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

944

Accepted Out of 1,085

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centenary University was 87% (944 admissions from 1,085 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.42%, while admissions declined by -8.35%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

184

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Centenary University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centenary University has a total enrollment of 1,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Centenary University is 1,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 810. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Centenary University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centenary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.3% White, 8.29% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Asian, 0.955% Two or More Races, 0.0503% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Centenary University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.4%), followed by White Male (9.09%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centenary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Centenary University is 1,180 and the part-time enrollment is 810. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Centenary University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Centenary University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    902

  2. Black or African American

    165

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112

The enrolled student population at Centenary University is 45.3% White, 8.29% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Asian, 0.955% Two or More Races, 0.0503% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 737 students (37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 166 more women than men received degrees from Centenary University. The majority of degree recipients at Centenary University are white (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (195 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centenary University is General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (27 degrees) and Experimental Psychology (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Centenary University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (26 degrees awarded), Education (98 degrees), and Business (208 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centenary University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,211,607 people), Accountants & auditors (1,149,759 people), Other managers (792,456 people), Financial managers (457,309 people), and Education administrators (392,671 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (26 degrees awarded), Education (98 degrees), Business (208 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees), and Psychology (40 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centenary University are Surgeons, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (26 degrees awarded), Education (98 degrees), Business (208 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees), and Psychology (40 degrees).

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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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,481,729 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (742,387 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (578,938 people), Banking & related activities (552,103 people), and Computer Systems Design (523,662 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (26 degrees awarded), Education (98 degrees), Business (208 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees), and Psychology (40 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Centenary University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centenary University was General Business Administration & Management with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 198

  2. 364

In 2017, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary University, which is 0.544 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Centenary University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.744 times less than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from Centenary University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Centenary University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 11.6% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    272 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centenary University is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (195 degrees).

34.7% of degree recipients (195 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    182 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Centenary University is white female (182 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

Centenary University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $528k (4.31%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Centenary University had a total salary expenditure of $46.6M. Centenary University employs 46 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Centenary University are Male Assistant professors (24), Female Assistant professors(22), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.2M

2017 Endowment

14.1%

growth from 2016

Centenary University has an endowment valued at about $12.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Centenary University grew 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Centenary University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19M

2017 Salaries

0.459%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Centenary University paid a median of $19M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($46.6M) and a 0.459% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.26% decline from 2015 and a 2.38% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.72M

Instructional Salaries

82

Number of Employees

In 2017, Centenary University paid a total of $5.72M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

46 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centenary University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; Management with 22 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centenary University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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