Central College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Central College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,490 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1853 and is the only school located in Pella, Iowa.

Central College is affiliated with Reformed Church in America.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
37
Bachelor's degree is available at Central College.

Central College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 37 majors. The most popular concentrations are Occupational Therapy, Foreign Languages, Biology, Business, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
83%
Central College student retention rate is high at 83% (well above Iowa average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Central College is average - 63%.

Student to faculty ratio at Central is pretty good -- 13:1. Learn more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$29,600
Average tuition prices are very high - around $29,100 a year. The additional fees at Central not covered by tuition are around $500; this comes to $29,600 per academic year.

Read the details about Central College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
According to recent data, 2,471 applications were submitted and 1,616 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Central College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,700
Central College offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Central, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Central College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,500 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low - roughly $4,700 per academic year.

Based on the college crime information, Central College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Central College Location and Maps



Post Address: Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219, USA
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