Centre College has been named one of the nation’s best value colleges in Princeton Review’s “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.”
The Princeton Review based its selections on criteria surrounding Return on Investment (ROI). Their rating consists of more than 40 data points, including institutional data from 658 institutions, surveys of students and PayScale.com data from alumni surveys covering starting and mid-career salaries, as well as career social impact.
In the book’s profile of Centre, The Princeton Review praised the College for the way it “provides students with a personal education that enables them to achieve success in advanced study and their careers.”
The College’s four-year graduation rate regularly averages around 85 percent, and 97 percent of Centre’s most recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within 10 months of completing their degree.
The profile lists an exceptional ROI rating of 90, and cites PayScale.com figures reporting Centre’s graduates achieving a median starting salary of $48,900.
The Princeton Review also highlights the fact that 90 percent of incoming first-year students at Centre receive aid. The College offers merit-based awards such as the Grissom Scholars Program, which awards first-generation students full-tuition-plus scholarship, and the Lincoln Scholars Program, a full-tuition-plus scholarship for students who have the capacity and a deep desire to change the world.
Additionally, the review acknowledged Centre’s nationally ranked study abroad program. Nearly 85 percent of students study abroad at least once during their four years at the College. A student reported that the program “allows every student the chance to study abroad, regardless of major or financial situation.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
January 31, 2019