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Central College

Pella, Iowa

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Student Population
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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

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 2,340 prospective students applied, and 1,490 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 325 enrolled in the school.  1,079 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 41 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $18,600 plus fees of $0. Central College is ranked 350 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 993/1173
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.52
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Central College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,323
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,280
Budget for Other Expenses$3,116
Total One Year Cost$33,319

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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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