Centenary University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,550
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,044
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.93%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93%
1,342 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,629
65.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.2%
106 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 (109 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees), and Equestrian Studies (24 degrees).

In 2020, 553 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centenary University. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (278 degrees), 1.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centenary University is $33,550, which is $11,020 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Centenary University is $33,550, which is $11,020 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,044.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,550
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Centenary University was $33,550. The cost of tuition at Centenary University is $11,020 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,044
2020 Value
5.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Centenary University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,044. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Centenary University grew by 5.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,934
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centenary University was of $11,934 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 7.54% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Centenary University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.49% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
5.93%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Centenary University was 5.93%, which represents 29 out of the 489 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centenary University received 1,342 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.47% annual decline. Out of those 1,342 applicants, 1,248 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93% acceptance rate.

There were 1,629 students enrolled at Centenary University in 2020, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centenary University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,248
Accepted Out of 1,342

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centenary University was 93% (1,248 admissions from 1,342 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.47%, while admissions grew by 22.1%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
155
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Centenary University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centenary University has a total enrollment of 1,629 students. The full-time enrollment at Centenary University is 1,073 students and the part-time enrollment is 556. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at Centenary University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centenary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Black or African American, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.0614% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Centenary University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.2%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%) and White Male (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centenary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,629 students. The full-time enrollment at Centenary University is 1,073 and the part-time enrollment is 556. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at Centenary University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Centenary University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,021
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    231
  3. Black or African American
    120

The enrolled student population at Centenary University is 62.7% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.37% Black or African American, 2.15% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.0614% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 187 students (11.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 219 more women than men received degrees from Centenary University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centenary University is white (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centenary University is General Business Administration & Management (109 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees) and Equestrian Studies (24 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 (28 degrees awarded), Education (103 degrees), and English (16 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 (1,584,636 people), Secondary school teachers (572,099 people), Education administrators (301,709 people), Other managers (241,302 people), and Postsecondary teachers (225,905 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (28 degrees awarded), Education (103 degrees), English (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees).

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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 University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (28 degrees awarded), Education (103 degrees), English (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 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 (3,021,044 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (486,453 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (205,182 people), Individual & family services (163,525 people), and Computer Systems Design (146,068 people).

The most specialized majors at Centenary University are Agriculture (28 degrees awarded), Education (103 degrees), English (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 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.
Most Common
  1. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centenary University was General Business Administration & Management with 109 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

167
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
386
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary University, which is 0.433 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (386).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Centenary University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.676 times less than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Centenary University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Centenary University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 7.55% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    278 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centenary University is white (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

27.5% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    195 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centenary University is white female (195 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (83 degrees).

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Operations

Centenary University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $463k (4.32%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Centenary University had a total salary expenditure of $38.2M. Centenary University employs 34 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Centenary University are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(16), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.7M
2020 Endowment
14.8%
decline from 2019

Centenary University has an endowment valued at about $10.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Centenary University declined 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.9M 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. $4.38M - Federal
  2. $182k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Centenary University received $4.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $182k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.4M
2020 Salaries
11.5%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Centenary University paid a median of $14.4M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($38.2M) and a 11.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.65% decline from 2018 and a 7.47% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.6M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2020, Centenary University paid a total of $4.6M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centenary University were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centenary University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; Management with 26 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centenary University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Centenary University.

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