Centenary University Overview
Centenary University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of Hackettstown makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Centenary University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Centenary.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Centenary with a bachelor's degree make about $45,800 a year. That's 12% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Centenary student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Centenary University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Centenary.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Centenary has earned from around the web.
|#9||Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates||College Factual|
|#15||Highest Paid Education Graduates||College Factual|
|#50||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#110||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#113||Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#170||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Centenary University?
Contact details for Centenary are given below.
|Address:||400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840|
How Do I Get Into Centenary?
You can apply to Centenary online at: https://apply.centenaryuniversity.edu/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/welcome.aspx
Admission Requirements for Centenary
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||recommended|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Centenary?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 86% of students accepted to Centenary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 540.
Can I Afford Centenary University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Centenary, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,523 a year. That adds up to $30,092 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Centenary is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Centenary University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 536 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,058 full-time undergraduates at Centenary, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Centenary University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||131|
|Hispanic or Latino||141|
New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Centenary University. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 8 countries are represented at Centenary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Japan.
Online Learning at Centenary University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Centenary has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 29th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Centenary
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Centenary University was 101.1%. This is the #343 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Centenary regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Centenary ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Centenary.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#16|
|Business Administration & Management||#77|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#100|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Centenary University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Billy Hathorn under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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