Central College of Pella - Bachelor's Degree

Central College, founded in 1853 and located in Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership.

  • Average Tuition USD 33,345

School Description

The Baptist Convention of Iowa founded Central College of Iowa in 1853 and it officially opened on October 8, 1854. The first class totaled 37 people. Central was a Baptist institution until 1916, when it was transferred to the control of the Reformed Church in America. The Central College has been fully accredited by the North Central Association since 1942. Notable alumni include Harry Smith,reporter for NBC News, former co-host of “CBS This Morning” and former host of A&E’s “Biography”.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    American Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    athletic training

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

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    Biology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Chemistry

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Chinese

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Chinese conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Communication

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Drama

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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    Economics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Education

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Engineering

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Enterprise

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Food Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

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    French

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    History

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Management

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Medicine

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

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    Nursing

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Pharmacy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Philosophy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physical Education

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

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    Physical Therapy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promotion, rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injury.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Political Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Psychology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Religion

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Sociology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Spanish

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Veterinary Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, and the treatment and prevention of diseases.

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    Vocal Performance

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the practical knowledge of Vocal Performance. The program offers courses that focus on studying sustainable vocal techniques and dramatic interpretation.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.30
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 920
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Established in 1853

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    Central College's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 136.

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          • Testimony
            1981-1985, BA

            Central College-a remarkable school!YThe lovely and inviting campus, the opportunity for each student to play an important role in the life of the school, the excellent professors, study abroad opportunities, and the chapel, which sits at the center of everything as a testament to the indispensable nature of our Christian faith.

          • Testimony
            1974-1977, BA

            May your glory never die!YThank you, CUI, for taking a chance on a mediocre HS student who needed lots of individual nurture, for providing a context for me to be "born again" personally, for bestowing on me needed financial aid, and for learning opportunities galore that make me the person I am today: MAY YOUR GLORY NEVER DIE! (That's the last line of our fight song before the cheer for CUI.)

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            1973-1977, BA

            Central CollegeYCentral helped me go from an average student, somewhat shy, into a student who could gain confidence and career calling and direction because of a fine faculty and a campus environment which provided opportunities for exploration and growth.