Continuing to impress with an outstanding, affordable education that helps students launch promising careers, Centre College is, once again, ranked #1 in Kentucky and #4 in the nation for value in College Factual’s Best Colleges Ranking.
The ranking highlights colleges and universities that meet high standards and provide quality outcomes to students. Some of the factors that make up the ranking include students-to-faculty ratio, graduation rates, student loan default rates and other quality metrics.
With Centre’s overall institutional aid totaling more than $35 million, the College’s focus on affordability is among the most generous of any top national college. Ninety percent of incoming first-year students receive aid. Centre 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.
As part of the Centre Commitment, the guarantee to graduate in four years is a claim consistently backed by the College’s high graduation rate of 82 percent—the highest in the state. With this guarantee, Centre is routinely considered a best buy among other public and private institutions, both within Kentucky and nationwide.
The Centre Commitment also guarantees students a study abroad experience and a mentored research or internship opportunity.
Centre Alumni offer solid validation of the value of a Centre degree, as an impressive 97 percent of students are employed or in advanced studies within one year of graduation.
College Factual, located in New York, is a leading source of college data analytics and insights, with a strong focus on student outcomes. They provide in-depth coverage for over 2,700 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors.
by Kerry Steinhofer
September 19, 2019