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Centenary College of Louisiana is pleased to be the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and other recognition for our innovative programs. Nods from these college guide books, established magazines, and research institutes provide impressive rankings and statistics to help assist you with your college search, but don't just take their word for it — find out more about how Centenary can fit you


Centenary ranks #1 among colleges sending students abroad

Centenary ranks #1 in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs among baccalaureate colleges in the United States, according to the annual Open Doors Report on International Exchange Data.
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Centenary named state's only Tier One National Liberal Arts College

Centenary College was named Louisiana’s only Tier One National Liberal Arts College in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking released in September 2018.
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Centenary named a "Best College" by Princeton Review

Centenary College is one of the nation’s "Best 387 Colleges," according to The Princeton Review’s annual ranking publication geared toward helping college applicants find the best fit. Centenary was also named a “Best Southeastern” college in the "2018 Best College: Region by Region" website feature which profiles a total of 648 schools across four regions.
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Centenary earns high financial mark in "Top Colleges" ranking

Centenary received an "A" for financial health from Forbes Magazine in its annual "America’s Top Colleges" ranking. The College was also included in Forbes' list of "Best Private Colleges," "Best Liberal Arts Universities," and "Best Colleges in the South."
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Centenary listed as "Best Value" among Harvard, Yale

Centenary was recently listed in the top ten in Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K for 2014. The online report featured schools from Kiplinger's annual rankings that have high "sticker prices" but a total net cost of attendance of $20,000 or less after need-based and institutional aid. The top ten also included Harvard, Yale, Amherst, along with several elite institutions with substantial endowments and need-based aid programs.
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Centenary named "Best Bang for the Buck" by Washington Monthly magazine

Centenary College has been named a top 30 "Best Bang for the Buck Southern College" by Washington Monthly magazine. The publication's fourth annual ranking identifies American colleges and universities that consistently deliver an affordable, high-quality education that positions students for career success.
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Centenary faculty named among Top 25 Best

A new report on CBS MoneyWatch recognized Centenary College as one of the Top 25 Colleges with the Best Professors. Centenary is the only institution in the Ark-La-Tex area to receive this distinction. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity compiled the list from the more than 15 million student ratings of college professors on
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Centenary named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

For the eighth year in a row, Centenary has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The list recognizes the nation's leading higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. A total of 690 higher education institutions were named to the 2013 Honor Roll. Combined, the Honor Roll awardees engaged 3.1 million students in community service for a total of 118 million service hours. The economic impact of this service is valued at 2.5 billion dollars.
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Washington Monthly Recognizes Centenary's Contribution to the Public Good

Centenary has been named among top liberal arts colleges for Washington Monthly's 2012 College Guide, which ranks schools that make a significant contribution to the public good. Centenary joins 12 of the 16 Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), including Millsaps, Rhodes, Southwestern, and Hendrix, in the top 100 of the Washington Monthly's ranking. The College has the lowest net price of attendance of all the colleges in the ACS, and received a score of 45, ranking 90 among 200 liberal arts colleges. Centenary also joins 12 other United Methodist-related colleges in the ranking.
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