THE VALUE OF A CENTRE DEGREE

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Centre graduates gain much more than a diploma. They become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.

Our four-year degree guaranteed as part of the Centre Commitment, combined with our emphasis on affordability and opportunity, sets Centre apart as one of the nation’s top college values. And Centre graduates gain much more than a diploma. They become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, equipped with a broad-based liberal arts education, a global perspective, and a passion for making a positive difference in the world.

  • An outstanding academic reputation adds value to your degree. Centre is ranked among America’s leading institutions by Forbes, Princeton Review, U.S. News, and virtually all other guidebooks.
  • Personal attention from outstanding professors allows you to progress faster. Our 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means your professors will know you by name—not as a number.
  • Our international study options broaden your perspective and give you a competitive advantage in the global economy. Centre is ranked among the top in the nation for percentage of students who study abroad. It might even help you join the 12 percent who find that first job in another country.
  • Centre ranks No. 1 in the nation for graduates happy with their college experience according to the Alumni Factor.

97% OF THE CLASS OF 2017 WAS EMPLOYED OR ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL ONE YEAR AFTER GRADUATION

A LIFELONG INVESTMENT

Research shows that a college education is an investment that will pay you back over the course of your lifetime. That said, it’s important to be conscientious about student borrowing. The 56 percent of Centre students who take out loans to pay for their education graduate with less debt than the national average and virtually the same debt load as alumni of public universities in and around our state, as well as across the nation.

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WHY WE’RE WORTH IT NOW

Your four years at Centre will be transformative and full of opportunity. The Centre Commitment guarantees that you will study abroad, have an internship or research experience, and graduate in four years—or Centre will provide up to another year tuition-free.

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WHY WE’RE WORTH IT LATER

A Centre education is a lifelong investment. Our alumni see the benefits of their college experience well beyond their years on campus.

SAMPLE FIRST EMPLOYERS

Advanced Genomic Technology
Aflac
Amazon
Amgen
Boeing
Boston Medical Center
Brown-Forman
Busch Gardens-Tampa
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Denver Art Museum
Edelweiss Lodge (Germany)
Epic Software
Florida Repertory Theatre
GQ magazine
Habitat for Humanity
Houston Zoo
Peace Corps (Namibia)
Lockheed Martin

National Cancer Institute
Putnam Investments
Reynolds and Reynolds
Schneider Electric
The Game Agency
U.S. Senate
Washington Post
Welsh Consulting

SAMPLE GRADUATE SCHOOLS

American University
Auburn University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth School of Medicine
Duke University
Emory School of Medicine
Georgetown University

Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
London School of Economics (England)
University of Cambridge (England)
University of Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Michigan

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University