Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Centre College (Danville, KY)

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Centre College is ranked 19 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 36 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 27%
Applicants who took ACT 77%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69932%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69940%
600+64%

ACT Score

30-3643%
24-2950%
24+93%

Students applied2,595
Students admitted1,927
Admission rate74%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$40,500
Fees$0
Room and board$10,180
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$52,180

Cost after need-based aid$23,300
Cost after non-need-based aid$31,491

Average debt at graduation$26,740

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$28,880
Average non-need-based aid$20,689

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,430

Full-Time

Men700
Women728

Part-Time

Men1
Women1

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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