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

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    American Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    athletic training

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Biology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Chinese

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Communication

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Drama

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Economics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Education

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Engineering

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    English

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Enterprise

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Food Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    French

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    History

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Management

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Marketing

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Medicine

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Nursing

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Pharmacy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physical Therapy

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Physics

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Political Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Psychology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Religion

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in 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.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Sociology

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Spanish

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Veterinary Science

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    An integrated program of study in one or more of the veterinary medical or clinical sciences or a program undifferentiated as to title.

  • Central College of Pella
    812 University St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

    Vocal Performance

    USD 33,345 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

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  • 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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          • 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.

          • 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.)

          • 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.