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Central College

Pella, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
1,117
Central College overview
Location Pella, Iowa
Online central.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Reformed Church in America
Central College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Pella, Iowa, Central College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Reformed Church in America faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,688 prospective students applied, and 1,749 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 337 enrolled in the school.  1,077 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 40 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $38,600 plus fees of $0. Central College is ranked 363 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Central College is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Central College within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 975/1235
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.61
Applications Accepted
65.1% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$38,600
Costs for Central College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,323
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,280
Budget for Other Expenses$3,199
Total One Year Cost$53,402

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Central College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13%
Social Sciences 12%
Biology 8%
Foreign Languages 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153108 IPEDS survey data for Central College.

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