Central College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Pella, IA, Central College is one of the best universities in the state of Iowa. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Central College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Central College.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Central Connecticut State University is often abbreviated as CCSU.

812 University Street Pella, IA 50219
Phone: (641) 628-7600
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.central.edu

Rankings: Central College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 122
Score: 46
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.8
Graduation and retention ranking: 121
Average freshman retention rate: 80.2%
6-year graduation rate: 68.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 62%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 6
Faculty resources ranking: 147
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 60.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.6%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 15:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 87.7%
Student selectivity ranking: 128
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 19-29
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 54%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 77.3%
Financial resources rank: 162
Alumni giving rank: 140
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 23.4%

Essential Facts: Central College

  • Central College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. Central College’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #160.
  • Central is the 31st school in the nation and second in Iowa to offer women’s triathlon. Two new club sports, men’s volleyball and women’s bowling, with the possibility of both becoming varsity sports.
  • What began as the first community college in Seattle, WA, has grown into a thriving center for higher education that supports our dynamic and growing community.

Central College History

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 93%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 6%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 6%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 70%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 65%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra