October 3, 2016


Centenary Ranks in the Top Three in the State of New Jersey

Hackettstown, N.J., October 3, 2016 – Centenary University recently earned the distinction of being named a 2017 Best Value Top Institution by the Educate to Career (ETC) College Rankings Index. The Hackettstown-based University was ranked in the top 11% in the nation and listed as one of the top two private institutions in the State to earn this ranking. The 2017 ETC College Rankings Index highlights the institutions that have excelled at graduating students on a timely basis at a reasonable cost and preparing them for the workforce.

“I am pleased that Centenary University was recognized nationally for being a top value institution that adds value,” says Dr. David Haney, Centenary University President. “Our commitment to student success is manifested in the many things we do to prepare them for life after graduation. Centenarians are leading productive professional lives largely due to our combination of liberal arts and career-focused education. In fact, 94% of our graduates have jobs or are pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree within a year of graduation.”

This accolade comes just months after NJ.com reported that Centenary University was rated as having one of the highest four-year graduation rates in the State of New Jersey.

Centenary provides many resources to ensure that the success of a Centenary graduate begins from the moment that student commits to enrolling at the institution. This support includes early adviser involvement and Centenary‘s First-Year Experience Program, where each student is assigned a more advanced student as a mentor. This mentor, who is called a First-Year Leader, helps guide the student through the adjustment to college life and academic expectations. Centenary University also prides itself on the institution’s proven track record in experiential learning.

These successful results are in alignment with a recent study by the Council of Independent Colleges. According to the “Cost-Effectiveness of Undergraduate Private Nondoctoral Colleges and Universities,” private non-doctoral institutions as a group produce superior graduation rates, a low time to degree for graduates, and excellent value. These significant advantages apply across student demographic categories.

For more information about pursuing a degree at Centenary, call (800) 236-8679 or visit CentenaryUniversity.edu.


About Centenary University

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.


Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.