Student Right to Know

Disclosure of Central College Graduation Rates

Central College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s graduation rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation status of students who enrolled by September 1, 2011 and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. Most Central College students graduate in four years; however, the published graduation rate includes all students who graduated within six years (150% of 4 years = 6 years).  Central’s most recent graduation rates broken down by gender and race/ethnicity can be found here.

The graduation rate for Central College’s first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who were enrolled as of September 1, 2011 and graduated by August 31, 2017 is 69%.

Graduation rates for previous years:

Fall Cohort Year Cohort Size Six-year Graduation Rate
2010 402 65%
2009 442 67%
2008 404 68%
2007 402 65%
2006 413 69%
2005 366 64%
2004 441 64%
2003 416 63%
2002 425 68%
2001 412 72%
2000 369 68%
1999 404 64%
1998 411 69%
1997 307 75%
1996 305 62%
1995 407 65%

While reviewing this information, please keep in mind:

  • SRTK requires institutions who offer athletically related-financial aid to report the graduation rates of current scholarship athletes. Central College does not offer athletic aid or scholarships.
  • Reporting transfer-out rates is optional under SRTK. We have elected not to report out transfer-out rates because our college’s mission does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions.
  • The graduation rates noted above do not include students who left to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.

Questions related to this report should be directed to Stephanie Henning, Registrar, at 641-628-5442 or registrar@central.edu.