Central College

country rank  980
world rank  2854

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University Overview

Established in 1853, Central College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Pella (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Central College is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Reformed religion. Central College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 167 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1853
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 812 University
Pella (population range: 10,000-49,999)
50219 Iowa
United States
T +1 (877) 462 3687
F +1 (641) 628 5316

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 812 University Street
Pella 50219-1999
+1 (641) 628 5286
877 462 3687

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Reformed Christian-Reformed Reformed Church in America - www.rca.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU)
  • Iowa Campus Compact (IACC)
  • Iowa College Foundation (ICF)
  • Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020