Private 4 Year

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

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Centenary College of Louisiana overview
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
Online centenary.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Centenary College of Louisiana overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, is a private liberal arts college established in 1825. It is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. The institution maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church. Known for its picturesque campus, which features a blend of historic and modern architecture, Centenary offers a residential experience with over 60 percent of students living on campus. Academically, the college is noted for programs in the natural sciences, business, and the humanities, with a selective admission process that evaluates individual student potential beyond test scores. While the college is not predominantly recognized for its athletic prowess, it competes in NCAA Division III sports under the team name the Gentlemen and Ladies. Centenary College is situated within minutes of downtown Shreveport, providing students with access to urban amenities and cultural experiences in the Ark-La-Tex region.

In the most recent statistical year 1,139 prospective students applied, and 725 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 173 enrolled in the school.  518 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 38 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,820 plus fees of $0.












Centenary College of Louisiana is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Centenary College of Louisiana overview
SAT 1080/1260
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

Centenary College of Louisiana overview
Applications Due Dec 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Centenary College of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,940
Budget for Other Expenses$4,740
Total One Year Cost$58,800

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Centenary College of Louisiana students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Biology 13%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Physical Sciences 6%

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