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 37,295

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

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 37,295 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.  

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    American Studies

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 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, biolog more
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    athletic training

    USD 37,295 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; cardiovascu more
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    Biology

    USD 37,295 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 more
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    Chemistry

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 Tuition Fee

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

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Communication

    USD 37,295 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 et more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 37,295 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, more
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    Drama

    USD 37,295 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 literatu more
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    Economics

    USD 37,295 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 alloc more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Education

    USD 37,295 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 servic more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Engineering

    USD 37,295 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 technologica more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    English

    USD 37,295 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 litera more
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    Enterprise

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 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, ecosyst more
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    Fine Arts

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 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 a more
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    French

    USD 37,295 Tuition Fee

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

  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 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 p more
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    Management

    USD 37,295 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 technolo more
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    Marketing

    USD 37,295 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 relation more
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    Mathematics

    USD 37,295 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, to more
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    Medicine

    USD 37,295 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, preventi more
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    Nursing

    USD 37,295 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 inc more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Pharmacy

    USD 37,295 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, anato more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 37,295 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, aesthetic more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 37,295 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 co more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physical Therapy

    USD 37,295 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 promot more
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    Physics

    USD 37,295 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 more
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    Political Science

    USD 37,295 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, inst more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Psychology

    USD 37,295 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.  

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    Religion

    USD 37,295 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 r more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Sociology

    USD 37,295 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 m more
  • 812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Spanish

    USD 37,295 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 37,295 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, a more
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    Vocal Performance

    USD 37,295 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 iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 920
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Other Information

    Established in 1853

    Other

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

    The Location

    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

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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.)

      • Testimony
        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.