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Centenary College

Centenary College is a community of learners distinguished by a diverse student body, a dedicated faculty and staff, and stimulating educational opportunities.

Centenary strives to be a leader in career-focused liberal arts studies offering programs to motivated learners seeking a degree, professional development, or lifelong learning. The fundamental belief in the potential of each student drives the educational environment at Centenary College. A strong liberal arts and sciences base combined with compelling career-focused programs will continue to prepare Centenary students for careers today and tomorrow, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.

As the primary educational and cultural resource for northwest New Jersey, Centenary offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as non-degree courses for professional and personal development.


Centenary's Accreditations

  • Centenary is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. An institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Centenary College is also accredited by the National Association of State Directors for Teacher Education and Certification.

  • Centenary has fully-accredited status from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), full accredidation from the Council on Social Work (CSWE), and Specialized Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Centenary's Campus


Centenary College has a 19-building campus on 42 acres, an equestrian center with seven buildings on 65 acres, and off-campus learning centers in Parsippany and Edison, New Jersey.

The College has 150 full-time and adjunct faculty. It is a member of the NCAA Division III supporting 14 intercollegiate athletic teams as an active member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

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Tradition and Innovation


Centenary College is enlarging its presence in the region by becoming:

  • A model for student-centered, personalized, individually-focused education;

  • An innovator in the integration of a quality liberal arts education with career preparation;

  • A standard-bearer in internationalizing its campus and its programs;

  • A pioneer in developing and implementing unparalleled service, such as community service initiatives;

  • An acknowledged leader with its contemporary academic programs and its technology innovations.



Student-Centered Learning



The total growth of each individual is taken into account in the Centenary Experience. We try to match our teaching styles with your learning style. We do this in many ways.

  • First, through our outstanding faculty who take a personal interest in your academic success.

  • Second, with computer technologies and learning systems that complement your academic pursuits. Third, with a wide range of academic services to help you achieve your goals.

Commitment to Public Service


The college also has a long standing commitment to community service and each student is expected to incorporate community service experiences into their college learning. Internships and work-study expand the educational environment as do the opportunities for study abroad.