About Centenary University
On Campus Housing
Centenary University is a private not-for-profit institution established in the year 1867 by the Newark Conference of the University Methodist Church, The university has evolved from a co-educational preparatory school into a modern, independent, four-year baccalaureate and the master-level institution of higher learning. It has a United Methodist type religious affiliation.
The university holds an important role in providing educational programs to northwest New Jersey. In 1976, Centenary began to offer a co-educational degree program for evening students. In 1999, the university constructed the Center for Adult and Professional Studies.
The student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
University's acceptance rate is 88%.
The graduation rate of the university is 60%.
The retention rate of the university is 87% for full-time students and 100% for part-time students.
The total student population of the university is 2,203, which includes 1,357 full - time and 846 part-time students.
Online Education at Centenary University
The university is committed and focused on providing their non-traditional students the same quality of education what the on-campus students get. Their online classes are structured, affordable, and flexible. The students can take up their classes from anywhere in the world according to their convenience.
The university provides different online programs in various disciplines and materials for the courses can be accessed by the university's bookstore.Centenary University Programs
The university provides 12 online programs across 4 disciplines. Centenary University majors include Accounting, Arts, Business Management and Sociology.
The university has great Business programs. The teachers are amazing and well-rounded.
The professors are passionate about the subjects they teach and are often willing to work with students.
It prepares a student for the real world and safety on campus is very good.
- The university is ranked between 142 - 187 in 'Regional Universities - North', according to the US News.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$87,084 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university proves that education and the fees in a private institution are not simply out of their reach. Centenary's financial aid office works with students and their families to help them explore all the opportunities available to make their education easier in the university.
Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. Centenary University federal school code is 002599.
Federal Aid includes Grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Students also have a Federal Work-Study option, where it enables them to work while they study.
State Aids includes New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), and New Jersey Governor’s Urban Scholars Program.
Institutional Aid comprises of Grants such as Community Citizenship Grants, Garden State Grant, Centenary University Grant and many more. Institutional Scholarships includes Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship, United Methodist Program, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, Centenary NJ STARS II Scholarship, and ALICE Workforce Training Scholarship.