Central College in Pella

Pella, IA

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Overview

Central College offers 115-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 69%. The most popular test is SAT - 3% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 45.6% are women, and 54.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. Central College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Central College is 19158$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $36665 and $46645 per year. 66% of full-time Central College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Central College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$19,158
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Central College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,741
$30,001 - $48,000$16,983
$48,001 - $75,000$18,443
$75,001 - $110,000$21,115
$110,001+$19,896

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4892

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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30%

Types of financial aids

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1330 of Central College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 94 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Central College number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Central College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$41,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Central College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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66%
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Central College graduation rate is above the national average.

66% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Central College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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69%

In comparison to National Average

Central College acceptance rate is at the level of national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.

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69%

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Central College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 3% only.

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69%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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20%

Total

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20%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

78%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Central College full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central College students submitting SAT scores

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3%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
880 - 1160

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 560
Math: 470 - 600
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central College students submitting ACT scores

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96%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Central College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

23
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Central College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Central College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 812 University address in Pella, Iowa.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Central College with 0.56% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Central College offers 115 programs in total: 115 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Central College is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.

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Central College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1357 students with 40724 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Central College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Very good staff and faculty, enjoyed my visit!

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Our daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandchildren have gone to Central and received an outstanding education with individual attention and guidance. Great faculty and campus make it a very special place.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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You can pick your own food and there is ice cream.

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Great park! Perfect for Pella!!

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Best college in iowa

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Location & Website

Address: 812 University

Place:

Religious affiliation: Reformed Church in America

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8774623687

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: central.edu

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