Central College, founded in 1853, is located in Pella, IA, a thriving community just 40 minutes from Des Moines. Central is dedicated to student success, and 93 percent of students are placed within a year of graduation. Additionally, 92 percent of students who graduate do so in four years. And with 99 percent of students receiving financial aid, Central is an affordable choice. Central offers numerous academic and interest-based scholarships and awards for new students.
Central’s 73 academic programs are taught by expert faculty and include the college’s newest major, engineering. Academic coursework integrates real-world experience. Students are encouraged to pursue service learning and internships, and 76 percent of Central students complete internships before graduation. Central students also develop a global perspective. A longtime leader in study abroad, Central operates programs around the world. All majors offer the flexibility to study abroad and still graduate in four years or less.
At Central, undergraduates can become a part of campus life by joining one or more of the 100 student organizations. Central’s A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex is one of the top collegiate facilities in the region, and more than 40 percent of all undergraduates participate in Central’s nationally competitive NCAA Division III program.
The connections formed at Central last a lifetime. From friends and classmates to the faculty and alumni who can provide job recommendations and contacts, students form a community of supporters and a strong foundation for the future. Whether their goals include conducting research alongside professors, studying to become an athletic trainer or starting a business through the entrepreneurship program, Central gives students the edge they’ll need to be successful.
General Information (2016-2017)
Admissions: Sue Cerwinske, 641-628-7616
Financial Aid: Wayne Dille, 641-628-5336
|FAFSA Code: 001850
ACT Code: 1284
SAT Code: 6097
|Enrollment: 1,400||Priority Deadline for Financial Aid: January 15|
|Tuition & Fees: $34,612||Estimated Books & Supplies: $1,114|
|On-Campus Room & Board: $9,980||Minimum Admission Requirement: 3.0 GPA, 20 ACT; top 50% of graduating class. Individual students
not meeting the minimum requirements will be given further review.
|Types of Programs: Liberal Arts, Pre-Professional, Engineering, Teacher Education|
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