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Centre graduates have more than a diploma after commencement — they also boast a global perspective, career experience, and research skills, making them real-world-ready.

With 97 percent of Centre students employed or in advanced study within ten months of graduation, it’s safe to say that Centre degrees don’t just put extra words on a resume—they put graduates to work.

According to Forbes, Centre students are receiving top value and are thankful for their education. Ranked number 40 nationally, Centre hits the mark when it comes to things that matter most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates, and low-levels of debt.

Forbes also ranks Centre College number 3 in the south and number 27 in the nation “Best Value”.
Princeton Review includes Centre in “Colleges That Pay You Back” ranking. The colleges included in the publication are considered the nation’s best for academics, affordability and value of degree. Among the other notable institutions included alongside Centre are Davidson College, Grinnell College, Kenyon College, Rhodes College, Stanford University and Yale University.

The Princeton Review decides which schools to include by using 40 data points to calculate each institution’s return on investment (ROI), allowing graduation rates, post-graduation salaries and job satisfaction to be considered along with academic quality and cost. That data is culled from surveys the Princeton Review conducted of administrators and students at 650 schools over the last academic year.

Pictured: Stephanie Cummings ’05, Mark Puckett ’04, Bradley Olds ’96, David Hiestand ’89, Lisa Daniel ’83, Kevin Chapman ’00, Clifton Tatum, Jr. ’79, and William Smock ’81