HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – U.S. News & World Report ranks Centenary University 96th among 1,400 colleges nationwide in their prestigious annual higher education report.
Despite how the pandemic has forced current and potential students to alter college plans, U.S. News said in a press release that it must, “…continue providing students and their families with the tools they need to help find the right school for them.”
As for Centenary, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Rob Miller says the university focuses on student resources and social mobility. “We know who our students are. We know their needs,” explains Miller. “We take students whose parents maybe never went to college – or who are coming from a socioeconomic background that is defined as under $50,000 and they go to college. Centenary does a really good job of getting them through. They graduate. They get great jobs and they have a 98% career placement rate in graduate school and employment after 6 months. So we provide these students with opportunities and the resources they need to succeed.”
Miller goes on to say Centenary provides both a challenging and nurturing environment. “We are going to push the students – but also give them everything they need to come out on the other side.”
Centenary also ranked 10th out of 27 North Regional Institutions. College of New Jersey in Ewing was ranked the highest regionally, coming in at #5 and Princeton University was ranked #1 nationally.
Colleges were ranked based on their mission and 17 indicators of academic quality.