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Central College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Central College

Website: http://www.central.edu
Address: 812 University , Pella , Iowa - 50219
Phone: (641) 628-5286
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's
Campus setting
Remote Town
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Athletics (football) NCAA, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf
Religious affiliation Reformed Church in America
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services No
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning Yes
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $25
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
2,072
1,156
916
Percent admitted
77%
76%
80%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
25%
23%
28%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
383
633
SAT Math
423
633
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
19
29
ACT English
18
30
ACT Math
18
29
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $23,564
Out-of-state tuition $23,564
Books and supplies $960
On-campus room and board $8,006
On-campus other expenses $1,690
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
100%
-
Federal grant aid
25%
$4,187
State or local grant aid
50%
$4,044
Institutional grant aid
100%
-
Loan aid
81%
$9,209
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
1,558
46%
54%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 1,558
Estimated graduates enrolled 0
Undergraduates 24 years old -
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old -
GRADUATION RATE
Total 68%
Men 65%
Women 71%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 62%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 68%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 68%

Contact Information

Address: 812 University Street, Pella, IA
Phone Number: (877) 462-3687

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $21,222 $22,510 $23,944 $25,010 4.5%
Books and supplies $880 $920 $960 $980 2.1%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,224 $7,624 $8,006 $8,368 4.5%
Other $1,974 $2,446 $2,690 $2,608 -3.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $31,300 $33,500 $35,600 $36,966 3.8%
 

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,451 1,197 1,254
Percent admitted 74% 75% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 24% 25% 23%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 15 3%
ACT 435 98%
Test Scores 25th 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 Critical Reading 470 670
SAT Math 480 650
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 20 27

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1942 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1982 -   Accredited