2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$22,966

Net Price

75%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

66%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Central College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,139. In 2021, there were 12 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

12

Total Enrollment

1,139

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Central College offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology12
Total Graduates12
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,202 students applied to the Central College. The university admitted 75% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Iowa universities is 4,350. On average, all Iowa institutions admit 76% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Central College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Iowa four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Central College is 66%, compared to 60% for all Iowa universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 47%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CC to Iowa Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Central College to the average of all Iowa four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CC

2,202

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

IA Colleges

4,350

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 94 or 90% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 11 or 10% part-time faculty members employed at Central College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 94 or 90%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CC

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

90%

Percent Full-Time

10%

Percent Part-Time

90%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IA Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Central College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $19,250, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,341.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Central College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Central College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,552
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,159
Total Living Expenses$13,711
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$19,250
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,341
Total Undergraduate Expenses$34,302
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Central College is $22,966. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Central College to all Iowa universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CC

$34,302

Cost to Attend

$10,244

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$22,966

Net Price

IA Colleges

$37,601

Cost to Attend

$16,282

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,535

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 325 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,034 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $10,244.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,034$10,244
Pell Grants285$4,472
Federal Student Loans796$6,581
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Central College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CC

1,034

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

285

Number of Pell Grants

13%

Pell Grants

796

Federal Student Loans

38%

Federal Student Loans

IA Colleges

2,522

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

980

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,563

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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