Centenary College Of Louisiana

Centenary College Of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana was founded as the College of Louisiana in 1825. In 1845, it merged with Centenary College and came to be known as the Centenary College of Louisiana. The college relocated to Shreveport in 1908, and Mansfield Female College merged with Centenary in 1930. Centenary College of Louisiana now occupies a 117-acre campus in Shreveport, Louisiana. Every year, it offers enrollment to more than 800 students from over 30 states and 10 countries.

Centenary College of Louisiana offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students can choose from over 40 majors in the fields of art, business, sciences, economics, health and exercise science, performing arts, religious studies, ancient and modern languages, and music, among others. Several pre-professional programs are also available. Centenary is comprised of the following 2 academic divisions:

  • Frost School of Business
  • Hurley School of Music

Centenary College of Louisiana's athletics department sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. They compete in The Summit League of NCAA Division I.

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Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport , LA 71134-1188
General Phone: (318) 869-5011

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Centenary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science47biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, geology, physics
Liberal Arts42German language, French language, Spanish language, Latin language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, ...
Business and Management38business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance
Education and Teaching33educational administration, educational supervision, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20exercise science
Media15media studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion, religious music
Music5music, music performance, music theory and composition, voice
Fine Arts4fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts3dance, drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19541
Master's degree395

Centenary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Centenary had a total enrollment of 938 students (898 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 40%
22-24 8%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

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

(International Students)2%
Rhode Island1%
New Mexico1%
New Jersey1%
New Hampshire1%

Centenary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Centenary Room and Board (2007)

Centenary offers campus housing for 625 of its 898 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Shreveport, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana 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 Verbal480610
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2126
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT42%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Centenary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,080
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 3,590
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,770
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,720

Financial Aid:
Centenary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 200300)

Centenary Faculty

Centenary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: 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 year22$75,5215$73,789
Associate professoracademic year12$53,7367$59,028
Assistant professoracademic year8$50,79811$48,725
Lectureracademic year1*3$44,167
All faculty totalacademic year43$64,15526$55,793

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

Centenary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Continent Conference
Baseball Mid-Continent Conference
Track Mid-Continent Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3480114

Centenary Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other


Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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