About Central College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Central College cost?

Central College Cost of Attendance
In-state $34,612
Out-of-state $34,612
On-Campus Room and Board $9,980
Off-Campus Room and Board $9,980
Average Annual Cost $22,695
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Central College Financial Aid and Debt

80%

Students paying down their debt

$27,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$277

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 100% $23,338
Federal Grants 34% $4,740
Pell grants 27% $1,744
Other federal grants 34% $1,433
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 38% $5,701
Institutional grants or scholarships 100% $21,410
Student loan aid 74% $8,115
Federal student loans 74% $7,218
Other student loans 11% $12,286

Central College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

Over 500,000 high school students are earning no-essay college scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements.

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 178 Up to $750
Visit a college campus 241 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000
Take a challenging class 262 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 108 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 234 Up to $1,000
Do community service 236 Up to $75
Play a sport 127 Up to $600

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Central College Admissions

What is Central College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 3% of applicants
SAT Reading 460-660
SAT Math 490-630
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 97% of applicants
Composite Score 21-26

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Central College Campus Life

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

487

Forbes Ranking

58%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

65%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1521
Living on campus
Transfer Students 20%
Under Age 25 99%
Gender Balance
Men
46%
Women
54%

Student Diversity

34%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
80.93%
Unknown
9.66%
Hispanic or Latino
4.93%
Asian
2.17%
Black or African American
1.97%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.13%

Central College Graduation Success

78%

First Year Student Retention

58%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$41,800

Average Salary After Graduation

About Central College

Address

812 University
Pella, IA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify