Centre College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,070
4.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,584
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.84%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
62.8%
2,724 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,357
99.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
86.8%
347 Graduates

About

Centre College is a higher education institution located in Boyle County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Centre College were Other Economics (53 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022, 350 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centre College. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (251 degrees), 8.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $48,070, which is $19,740 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Centre College is $48,070, which is $19,740 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,584.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Centre College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Centre College was $48,070. The cost of tuition at Centre College is $19,740 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,584
2022 Value
4.96%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Centre College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,584. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Centre College grew by 4.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,515
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centre College was of $10,515 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.37% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Centre College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.84%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Centre College was 0.84%, which represents 2 out of the 238 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Centre College received 2,724 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.12% annual growth. Out of those 2,724 applicants, 1,712 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,357 students enrolled at Centre College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Centre College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,712
Accepted Out of 2,724

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centre College was 62.8% (1,712 admissions from 2,724 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.12%, while admissions declined by −1.89%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
43
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Centre College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Centre College had a total enrollment of 1,357 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,352 students and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centre College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.5% White, 7.07% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.27% Asian, 3.91% Two or More Races, and 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Centre College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centre College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,357 students. The full-time enrollment at Centre College is 1,352 and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 99.6% of students enrolled at Centre College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Centre College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Centre College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    984 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    77 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Centre College is 72.5% White, 7.07% Hispanic or Latino, 5.67% Black or African American, 4.27% Asian, 3.91% Two or More Races, and 0.147% 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, 14 students (1.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 24 more women than men received degrees from Centre College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centre College is white (251 degrees awarded). There were 8.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Centre College is Other Economics (53 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (28 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees).

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 (455,978 people), Other managers (329,272 people), Postsecondary teachers (234,677 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,145 people), and Chief executives & legislators (151,723 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College in 2022 are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Social Sciences (90 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 Centre College 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 Centre College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Social Sciences (90 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 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 Centre College are Elementary & secondary schools (525,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (473,422 people), Legal services (357,138 people), Computer Systems Design (262,584 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Centre College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Social Sciences (90 degrees), and Physical Sciences (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 53 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Centre College was Other Economics with 53 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

163
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
187
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College, which is 0.872 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (187).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College in Other Economics, which is 4.3 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Centre College in General Psychology, which is 4.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 82% of students graduating from Centre College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Centre College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 0.576% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    251 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centre College is white (251 degrees awarded). There were 8.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (28 degrees).

2.29% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    141 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centre College is white female (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Centre College has an endowment valued at nearly $409M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.453%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Centre College had a total salary expenditure of 70.8M. Centre College employs 51 Associate professors, 44 Assistant professors and 34 Professors. Most academics at Centre College are Female Associate professor (28), Male Associate professor (23), and Female Assistant professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centre College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 85 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Endowment

$409M
2022 Endowment
2.72%
decline from 2021

Centre College has an endowment valued at about $409M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Centre College declined 2.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $360M 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

$26.9M
2022 Salaries
6.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Centre College paid a median of $26.9M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($70.8M) and a 6.2% 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

$11.2M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2022, Centre College paid a total of $11.2M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
85 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centre College were Associate professor with 51 employees, Assistant professor with 44 employees, and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centre College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees, Service with 68 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centre College was Female Associate professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 23 employees.

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

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