Centre College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,000
3.12% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,226
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.54%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.4%
2,211 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,411
99.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
81.2%
285 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 (76 degrees awarded), International & Global Studies (32 degrees), and General Psychology (25 degrees).

In 2019, 378 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centre College. 47.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (281 degrees), 15.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $43,000, which is $15,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $43,000, which is $15,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,226.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Centre College was $43,000. The cost of tuition at Centre College is $15,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,226
2019 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Centre College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,226. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Centre College grew by 3.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,580
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centre College was of $9,580 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Centre College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
1.54%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Centre College was 1.54%, which represents 3 out of the 195 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centre College received 2,211 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10% annual decline. Out of those 2,211 applicants, 1,690 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,411 students enrolled at Centre College in 2019, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centre College has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,690
Accepted Out of 2,211

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centre College was 76.4% (1,690 admissions from 2,211 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10%, while admissions declined by −5.85%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
74
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Centre College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centre College has a total enrollment of 1,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,410 students and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centre College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 6.45% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Black or African American, 4.46% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0709% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Centre College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.97%). 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

99.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centre College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,410 and the part-time enrollment is 1. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2019 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 90%. 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
    1,007
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91
  3. Black or African American
    76

The enrolled student population at Centre College is 71.4% White, 6.45% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Black or African American, 4.46% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.213% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0709% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 20 students (1.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 22 fewer women than men received degrees from Centre College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centre College is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centre College is Other Economics (76 degrees awarded), followed by International & Global Studies (32 degrees) and General Psychology (25 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 (25 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (120 degrees), and History (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 Centre College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (414,217 people), Other managers (334,611 people), Postsecondary teachers (264,250 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (199,658 people), and Secondary school teachers (197,156 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (120 degrees), History (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Physical Sciences (23 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, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (120 degrees), History (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Physical Sciences (23 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 (573,536 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (501,555 people), Legal services (320,972 people), Computer Systems Design (290,796 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (206,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (25 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (120 degrees), History (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (24 degrees), and Physical Sciences (23 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. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 25 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centre College was Other Economics with 76 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

200
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College in Other Economics, which is 3.22 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Centre College in Other Economics, which is 0.31 times less than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 80% of students graduating from Centre College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Centre College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 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
    281 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centre College is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    154 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Centre College is white male (154 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (127 degrees).

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Operations

Centre College has an endowment valued at nearly $331M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.7M (5.05%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Centre College had a total salary expenditure of $65.2M. Centre College employs 57 Assistant professors, 40 Associate professors, and 30 Professors. Most academics at Centre College are Female Assistant professors (29), Male Assistant professors(28), and Male Associate 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 77 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$331M
2019 Endowment
2.16%
growth from 2018

Centre College has an endowment valued at about $331M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Centre College grew 2.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $290M 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. $176k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Centre College received $176k 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

$25.2M
2019 Salaries
5.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Centre College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($65.2M) and a 5.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.3% growth from 2017 and a 2.61% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.97M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2019, Centre College paid a total of $9.97M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centre College were Assistant professor with 57 employees; Associate professor with 40 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centre College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 77 employees; Service with 68 employees; and Management with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centre College was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

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

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