||The Centre Commitment guarantees internship, study abroad, and graduation in four years
RELEASED: June 4, 2009
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 they:
• Will be able to take part in an internship,
• Will get a chance to study abroad, and
• Will graduate in four years
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; around 85 percent of the College's students study abroad. This ranks Centre among the top five colleges in the nation in international study.
A video titled "What is the Centre Commitment?" is posted on YouTube: The Centre Channel and spells out the terms of the Centre Commitment in a fresh and lighthearted manner. To view the College's other videos including TV commercials and the popular CentreQuickly series, click here.
Special admission events are scheduled throughout the summer. For more information and to register click here.
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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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