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IPEDS ID: 183974
OPE ID: 00259900
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Centenary University
400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
General information:  (908) 852-1400
Website:  www.centenaryuniversity.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,990 (1,369 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
12%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty83127
Instructional82127
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$30,942$31,754$32,098$32,5801.5%
Books and supplies$975$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,420$10,730$10,946$11,1101.5%
Other$1,600$3,215$3,473$3,416-1.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,000$9,400$10,894$10,112-7.2%
Other$1,600$3,905$4,121$4,064-1.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,600$5,705$4,121$4,064-1.4%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$43,937$46,899$47,717$48,3061.2%
Off Campus$39,517$46,259$48,313$47,956-0.7%
Off Campus with Family$33,517$38,659$37,419$37,8441.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$15,912
Fees$198
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1236100%————
Grant or scholarship aid236100%$6,344,057$26,882
Federal grants11247%$569,763$5,087
Pell grants11247%$522,413$4,664
Other federal grants3615%$47,350$1,315
State/local government grant or scholarships9841%$924,604$9,435
Institutional grants or scholarships236100%$4,849,690$20,550
Student loan aid19783%$1,670,955$8,482
Federal student loans19181%$1,081,483$5,662
Other student loans3816%$589,472$15,512
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Interpret data with caution. The institution has a small number or no first-time, full-time undergraduate students.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,16979%$23,602,956$20,191
Pell grants49734%$2,162,878$4,352
Federal student loans95765%$6,914,862$7,226
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$20,042$21,847$19,500
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$10,263$10,701$11,428
$30,001 – $48,000$12,471$15,215$14,776
$48,001 – $75,000$15,554$19,303$19,509
$75,001 – $110,000$26,356$21,810$26,868
$110,001 and more$27,850$31,595$29,908
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment1,990
Undergraduate enrollment1,369
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment122
Graduate enrollment621
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 12%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 23%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 9%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 23%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 9%
Part-time: 91%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 26%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,085394691
Percent admitted87%86%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%21%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT18486%
ACT4923%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450560
SAT Math440540
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1824
ACT Math1923
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 17%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 59%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 60%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 74%
White: 66%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 68%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 61%
Received award in 8 years: 62%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 4%
  • Institution did not enroll full-time, non-first-time or part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Equestrian/Equine Studies323----
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management-0----
Category total323----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-9----
Category total-9----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-10----
Business Administration and Management, General-134d--2d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--62---
Category total-144d62-2d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-12----
Category total-12----
Education
Biology Teacher Education-2----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--11---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--230--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--3d---
Elementary Education and Teaching-13----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-3----
History Teacher Education-1----
Mathematics Teacher Education-4----
Reading Teacher Education--12---
Special Education and Teaching, General--20--0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--6d---
Category total-2375d0-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-4----
English Language and Literature, General-5----
Category total-9----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--7---
Category total--7---
History
History, General-3----
Category total-3----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-27----
Category total-27----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-14----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies34-----
Category total3414----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-3----
Category total-3----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-1----
Category total-1----
Psychology
Counseling Psychology--14---
Experimental Psychology-26----
Category total-2614---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--6---
Social Work-14----
Category total-146---
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-1----
Political Science and Government, General-0----
Sociology-13----
Category total-14----
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General-8----
Fashion/Apparel Design018----
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-11----
Category total037----
Grand total37359164020
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1314
Golf8
Lacrosse2117
Soccer2020
Softball12
Track and Field, X-Country88
Volleyball12
Wrestling23
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1932 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations510
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations500
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape277
Fondling012
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary001
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape275
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary001
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate7.3%5.6%4.6%
Number in default393831
Number in repayment532670660
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)