Centra College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,480
4.59% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,418
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
40%
15 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
227
11.5% Full-Time

About

Centra College is a higher education institution located in Lynchburg city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Centra College were Registered Nursing (98 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Centra College. 94.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 5.76% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (38 degrees), 4.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Centra College is $11,480, which is $−3,461 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Centra College is $11,480, which is $−3,462 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,418.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Centra College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,480
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Centra College was $11,480. The cost of tuition at Centra College is $−3,462 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$28,418
2022 Value
1.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Centra College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,418. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Centra College grew by 1.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,600
Room and Board
$1,249
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Centra College was of $12,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,249. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Centra College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 19.3% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.86%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Centra College was 2.86%, which represents 4 out of the 140 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Centra College received 15 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 150% annual growth. Out of those 15 applicants, 6 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40% acceptance rate.

There were 227 students enrolled at Centra College in 2022.

Centra College has an overall enrollment yield of 50%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6
Accepted Out of 15

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Centra College was 40% (6 admissions from 15 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 150%, while admissions grew by 20%..

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Enrollment

Centra College had a total enrollment of 227 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Centra College is 26 students and the part-time enrollment is 201. This means that 11.5% of students enrolled at Centra College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Centra College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.2% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, and 0.881% Asian.

Students enrolled at Centra College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (7.69%) and Asian Female (3.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

11.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Centra College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 227 students. The full-time enrollment at Centra College is 26 and the part-time enrollment is 201. This means that 11.5% of students enrolled at Centra College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    89 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    13 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    8 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Centra College is 39.2% White, 5.73% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, and 0.881% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 123 more women than men received degrees from Centra College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Centra College is white (38 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Centra College is Registered Nursing (98 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Centra College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (139 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centra College are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Centra College in 2022 are Health (139 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centra College are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Centra College are Health (139 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Centra College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Centra College are Health (139 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Centra College.
Most Common (2022)
98 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Centra College was Registered Nursing with 98 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
131
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Centra College, which is 0.0611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (131).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Centra College in Registered Nursing, which is 0.0769 times less than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Centra College in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2013 at Centra College is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    38 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Centra College is white (38 degrees awarded). There were 4.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

66.9% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Centra College is white female (35 degrees awarded). There were 4.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (8 degrees).

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Operations

Centra College employs 25 No academic ranks. Most academics at Centra College are Female No academic rank (25), and Male No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centra College are: Management, with 4 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.93M
2022 Salaries
11.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Centra College paid a median of $2.93M in salaries, a 11.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.9M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2022, Centra College paid a total of $1.9M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 65% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Centra College was No academic rank with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Centra College were Management with 4 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Centra College was Female No academic rank with 25 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

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