Central College

Address:
812 University, Pella, IA 50219
Phone:
877-462-3687
Website:
http://www.central.edu
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About Central College

Central College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,636
 Graduate0
 Total1,636
GenderFemale53%
 Male47%
Student Age% Under 2597%
 % 25 and Over3%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time98%
 % Part-time2%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.8%
 % Black2.3%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown2.2%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal2,852
 % Admitted73%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled19%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$26,242
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,242
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid100%
 % Undergraduates with Loans82%
 % Undergraduates with Grants100%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,014
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,702
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,004
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Pella Area

Median Age33.4
Median Household Income$60,184
Total Population10,346
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.5% 50.5%
 Age 0-949.4%50.6%
 Age 10-1745.8%54.2%
 Age 18-2457.9%42.1%
 Age 25-2943.7%56.3%
 Age 30-3948.6%51.4%
 40+49.8%50.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White95.6%
 % Black1.0%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino1.2%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,702
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$637
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%29.7%3.4%
 $500 to $749100.0%46.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%7.9%26.0%
 Over $10000.0%15.9%28.4%
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