About Centre College
On Campus Housing
A private, Presbyterian Church (USA) university, Centre College is situated in Danville, KY. Centre College occupies a total area of about 152 acres. In 1819, Centre College was founded. Centre College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Doctrina Lux Mentis (Latin) and its official colors are gold and white. At Centre College, the total enrolment stands at 1,411. The school has an academic staff of 145 who teach various courses to the students. At Centre College, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. Talking about gender distribution at CC, around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including John Marshall Harlan (Jurist), Pete Burns (Singer-songwriter, Singer), Peter Burns (Software Engineer), and James S. Jackson (Lawyer) in its 201 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 21 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). The total endowment of the Centre College is around $329 million (2019).
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Centre College has been ranked at the 209th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $55,840. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($43,000), books and supplies ($1,400), room and boarding ($10,740), and budget for other expenses ($1,620). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$64,053 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At CC, $10,740 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Centre College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,240 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 48% and 52%, respectively.
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 Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,488, whereas the financial aid is $27,585. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,228 and institutional aid worth $27,585. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CC based on students' financial needs add up to $25,619,221 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $14,259,481.