Centre College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,300
3.02% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,748
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.8%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.1%
2,163 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,333
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.2%
321 Graduates

About

Centre College is a higher education institution located in Boyle County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Centre College were Other Economics (73 degrees awarded), Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology (31 degrees), and International & Global Studies (30 degrees).

In 2020, 406 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centre College. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (305 degrees), 13.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $44,300, which is $15,900 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $44,300, which is $15,900 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,748.

In 2020, 98% of undergraduate students attending Centre College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Centre College was $44,300. The cost of tuition at Centre College is $15,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,748
2020 Value
6.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Centre College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,748. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Centre College grew by 6.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,820
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centre College was of $9,820 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.51% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Centre College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 98% 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.
1.8%
2018 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Centre College was 1.8%, which represents 4 out of the 222 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centre College received 2,163 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.17% annual decline. Out of those 2,163 applicants, 1,559 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,333 students enrolled at Centre College in 2020, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centre College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,559
Accepted Out of 2,163

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centre College was 72.1% (1,559 admissions from 2,163 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.17%, while admissions declined by −7.75%.

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage
57
Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Centre College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centre College has a total enrollment of 1,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centre College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72% White, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Black or African American, 4.5% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Centre College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (34.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centre College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,333 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Centre College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Centre College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    960
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    98
  3. Black or African American
    68

The enrolled student population at Centre College is 72% White, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% Black or African American, 4.5% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.075% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 26 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 42 more women than men received degrees from Centre College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centre College is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centre College is Other Economics (73 degrees awarded), followed by Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology (31 degrees) and International & Global Studies (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Centre College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (117 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 Centre College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (421,659 people), Other managers (268,151 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (216,597 people), Postsecondary teachers (165,835 people), and Chief executives & legislators (125,807 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and History (16 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 Centre College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and History (16 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 Centre College are Elementary & secondary schools (460,785 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,697 people), Legal services (330,711 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (203,533 people), and Computer Systems Design (181,700 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (117 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and History (16 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 Centre College.
Most Common
  1. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 31 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centre College was Other Economics with 73 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

182
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
224
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College, which is 0.813 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (224).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College in Other Economics, which is 3.06 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Centre College in Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology, which is 4.17 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 80% of students graduating from Centre College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Centre College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    305 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centre College is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 13.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    158 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    147 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centre College is white female (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (147 degrees).

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Operations

Centre College has an endowment valued at nearly $327M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.8M (3.62%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Centre College had a total salary expenditure of $65.1M. Centre College employs 49 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 34 Professors. Most academics at Centre College are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(25), and Male Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centre College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Management with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$327M
2020 Endowment
1.03%
decline from 2019

Centre College has an endowment valued at about $327M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Centre College declined 1.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $287M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Centre College received $1.12M 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

$24.7M
2020 Salaries
1.67%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Centre College paid a median of $24.7M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($65.1M) and a 1.67% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.86% growth from 2018 and a 2.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.86M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2020, Centre College paid a total of $9.86M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centre College were Assistant professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centre College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Management with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centre College was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Centre College.

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