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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?

383 Undergraduate Awards
$32,207 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Centenary has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Centenary University

Contact details for Centenary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-1400
Website: www.centenaryuniversity.edu

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Centenary?

87% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
Since Centenary has an acceptance rate of 87%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centenary University  ( 450 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 440 to 540 )
200
800
Centenary received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 23. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Centenary University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 19 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Centenary University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Centenary University?

$32,207 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Centenary is $32,207. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,058 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,266 undergraduate students at Centenary, with 1,058 being full-time and 208 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Centenary

There are also 536 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,058 full-time undergraduates at Centenary, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Centenary

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Centenary University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Centenary Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 131
Hispanic or Latino 141
White 610
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 133

Geographic Diversity

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

201 Took All Classes Online
330 Took At Least One Class Online
101.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Centenary. In 2017-2018, 330 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Centenary has changed over the last few years.

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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
Educational Administration #23
Education #57
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 8 0 125 3 64 0 200
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 15 0 0 0 33
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 24 8 32
Special Education 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 4 0 27 0 31
Animal Services 0 3 26 0 0 0 29
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 11 0 14 0 25
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Biology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Social Work 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Sociology 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
History 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Arts & Media Management 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Accounting 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
General English Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Legal Support Services 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Agricultural Production 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 24 351 3 181 8 575

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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