Centre College

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School Overview

Located in Danville, Kentucky, Centre College provides its students with a comprehensive, yet affordable, liberal arts educaiton. The college offers bachelor’s degree programs in variety of subjects, including, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Financial Economics, Creative Writing, International Studies, Sociology, Education, Information Sciences, Education and Anthropology, to name a few.

If you’re looking to go to graduate school, Centre College offers some top notch pre-professional programs in fields such as Pre-Law, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-dentistry. Even if you plan on pursuing a different graduate field of study than those we’ve just listed, Centre College offers an excellence undergraduate program that will serve a stepping stone into just about any good graduate program. And if you’re not quite sure what you want to do yet, don’t worry. Centre College allows students to declare a double major or provides them the flexibility to create a self-design major tailored to meet their interests.

Other benefits of attending Centre College include:

  • Never ending campus activities and a fun college life
  • Recreational sports, athletics and student teams
  • Student financial aid programs
  • No student admissions application fee
  • Reknown performing arts center
  • Low student-to-faculty ration (more 1 on 1 time with professors)
  • Free wireless internet on campus
  • Equestrian resources for those who enjoy horses
  • Excellent career and job placement services

If you’re first priority is getting a good college education, but you still want enjoy life and have fun, then you may want to take a look at Centre College.

General Information

Admission Office

600 West Walnut Street

Danville, KY 40422-1394

(859) 238-5350

(800) 423-6236

Fax: (859) 238-5373

Contact: Bob Nesmith

Director of Admission
Main Address

600 West Walnut Street

Danville, KY 40422-1394

(859) 238-5200


Total undergrads: 1,197

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 336

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,193


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Annual Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,000 $29,600 $31,200 $32,600 +4.49%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,250 +4.17%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,000 $7,400 $7,800 $8,150 +4.49%
Other $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,500 $6,300 $6,600 $6,800 +3.03%
Other $600 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,000 $39,200 $41,400 $43,200 +4.35%
In-state Off Campus $35,100 $38,100 $40,100 $41,750 +4.11%
In-state with Family $29,000 $30,700 $32,400 $33,850 +4.48%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 326 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 325 97% $5,845,613 $17,987
• Federal grants 55 16% $350,499 $6,373
• Pell grants 46 14% $159,349 $3,464
• Other federal grants 52 15% $191,150 $3,676
State/local government grant or scholarships 199 59% $742,773 $3,733
Institutional grants or scholarships 317 94% $4,752,341 $14,992
Student loan aid 152 45% $828,767 $5,452
• Federal student loans 145 43% $682,993 $4,710
• Other student loans 19 6% $145,774 $7,672

All Degrees and Programs

Total of All Education Programs 339
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 31
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 25
Computing and Information Sciences 4
Computer Science 4
Education 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 24
English Language and Literature 24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 48
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature 5
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 41
History 43
History 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4
Mathematics and Statistics 20
Mathematics 20
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 9
International/global Studies 9
Physical Sciences 14
Chemical Physics
Chemistry 12
Physics 2
Psychology 31
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology 16
Psychology 15
Social Sciences 82
Economics 17
Economics, Other 24
Political Science and Government 20
Sociology and Anthropology 21
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 5
Fine/studio Arts 7
Music 8
Above data represents first majors only.
(-) Indicates that a program is not offered at this level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 91%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
College-preparatory program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 2,414
Percent Admitted: 71%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 22%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 560 (25th Percentile)
  • 690 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 560 (25th Percentile)
  • 670 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 26 (25th Percentile)
  • 31 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 27 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 25 (25th Percentile)
  • 30 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Centre College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (859) 238-5200
Website: https://www.centre.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.centre.edu/apply
Address: 625 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422-1394
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,411
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 1,411 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $43,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $43,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,099

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Centre College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Centre College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 2
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 28

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Centre College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $43,000
Out-of-state $43,000
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 357 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 357 100% $31,099
Student loan aid 176 49% $6,457

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,403 98% $28,800
Federal student loans 645 45% $6,489

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Centre College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Centre College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,211 1,096 1,115
Percent admitted 100% 72% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 17% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Centre College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,411
Undergraduate enrollment 1,411
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Centre College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

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