Centenary College

Centenary College

The Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church established Centenary College in 1867. In 1940, it became a Junior college for women. It gained the status of a master degree-granting institution in 1995. The campus spreads across an area of more than 40 acres in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The college also has satellite campuses located in Metro Park in Iselin, Equestrian Center in Long Valley, and in Parsippany, New Jersey. Centenary College offers various undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

Centenary College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and in the Skyline Conference. The college's sports teams are known as the Cyclones.

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Centenary College
400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown , NJ 07840
General Phone: (908) 852-1400

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Centenary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management462business management, accounting
Liberal Arts175English, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching55special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, education courses
Therapy and Counseling38psychology, counseling psychology
Animal Science and Care23equestrian studies
Design22fashion design, interior design, design and applied arts
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and safety
Media16communication studies
Family and Social Work12public administration
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts1theatre arts management

Number of programs and degrees for Centenary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree804
Bachelor's degree37119
Master's degree3969

Centenary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Centenary had a total enrollment of 3,028 students (2,864 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 10%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 8%
20-21 16%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 11%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey76%
New York6%
(International Students)3%
New Hampshire1%

Centenary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 55 %

Centenary Room and Board (2007)

Centenary offers campus housing for 750 of its 2,864 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hackettstown, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Centenary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410490
SAT Math410490
SAT Writing400500
ACT Verbal1223
ACT Math1522
ACT Composite1523

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Centenary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,930
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,930
Room and board $ 8,900
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Centenary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 259900)

Centenary Faculty

Centenary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2532

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year4$63,6252*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$63,6252*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$74,7682*
Associate professoracademic year10$60,0688$61,732
Assistant professoracademic year14$65,27817$48,791
Instructoracademic year3$44,5455$45,782
All faculty totalacademic year30$62,41732$52,778

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Centenary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Centenary Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Centenary Highlights

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What Sets Centenary Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Centenary % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in animal science and care
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Centenary % of degrees in animal science and care
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Centenary Female % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Centenary % of degrees in liberal arts

checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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