Centre College

Centre College

Centre College is located in Danville, Kentucky. It is a four-year, private, liberal arts college. It was founded in 1819 by Presbyterian Leaders, and is among the country's oldest schools. The campus is spread across an area of 150 acres. The college offers degrees with minors and majors in subjects including dramatic arts, education, gender studies, economics, and computer science.

The athletics teams of Centre College are known as the Colonels. They compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Division III of the NCAA. The Colonels participate in sports such as tennis, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, and soccer. Additionally, the students are also involved in numerous clubs and organizations such as the Centre Catholic Community, Centre Chess Club, Art Society, Badminton Club, and International Student Association.

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Contacting Centre College

Centre College
600 W Walnut St
Danville , KY 40422-1394
General Phone: (859) 238-5200

Centre College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts156German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, economics, economics courses, ...
Science52biology, biochem/biophysics courses, chemistry, physical chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling22psychology, psychobiology
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Fine Arts13fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Education and Teaching4elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Centre College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28128

Centre College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Centre College had a total enrollment of 1,189 students (1,188 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 51%
20-21 43%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%

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

(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%

Centre College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Centre College Room and Board (2007)

Centre College offers campus housing for 1,210 of its 1,188 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 16 meals per week.

Centre College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560700
SAT Math570670
SAT Writing550680
ACT Verbal2632
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT32%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT68%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Centre College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,600
Room and board $ 7,400
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Centre College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 196100)

Centre College Faculty

Centre College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track914
Non-tenured and not on tenure track128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$83,19212$79,457
Associate professoracademic year13$64,9789$63,857
Assistant professoracademic year17$54,56217$52,924
Instructoracademic year2*5$49,214
All faculty totalacademic year63$70,59943$62,185

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

Centre College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Centre College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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