The Centre Commitment guarantees individualized, timely education
RELEASED: August 21, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—High school students beginning their college searches should be aware that only Centre College makes the following promise: If students meet normal academic and social obligations he/she:
• Will be able to take part in an internship,
If this promise isn't fulfilled, Centre will pay for up to another year of tuition.
This pledge, called "The Centre Commitment," reinforces the College's goal of providing students a personal education in a four-year time frame.
"The vast majority of our students graduate in four years," says Carey Thompson, vice president for enrollment and student planning services. "They arrive in the work force or in graduate programs in a more timely manner than students at other Kentucky institutions."
Centre makes the opportunity to participate in an internship program widely accessible and more than 80 percent of the College's students study abroad. This ranks Centre among the top 10 colleges in the nation in international study.
During CentreTerm (the College's distinctive, three-week January term), students will be participating in internships across the country and the globe. Internships that students have recently participated induring CentreTerm include:
• The World Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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