Centenary College is a selective, residential, Tier 1 national liberal arts college.
Founded: 1825; a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church
Location: Shreveport is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas and Arkansas borders.
Campus: 65-acre suburban campus, surrounded by manicured lawns, six gardens, and an academic arboretum; plenty of room for time alone, or join the crowd for events at our unique outdoor amphitheater.
Enrollment: 2017–2018: 588 students
Student Body: Students come from 23 states and nine countries.
Faculty: 100% of tenure-track faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration
Majors: Accounting, Art & Visual Culture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Elementary Education, English, French, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, Individualized
Student Life: Centenary College offers more than 60 student clubs and organizations, NCAA Division III athletics, cultural events, lectures, service projects, leadership programs, and activities.
Athletics: Baseball (M), basketball (M & W), golf (M & W), gymnastics (W), lacrosse (M), soccer (M & W), softball (W), swimming (M & W), tennis (M & W), and volleyball (W)
Club Sports: Basketball, cross-country, cycling, flag football, indoor soccer, Ping-Pong, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, triathlon (M), and Ultimate Frisbee
Empower yourself. Serve others. Change the world. It all starts at Centenary.
Our award-winning faculty and caring staff prepare you to engage global challenges through rigorous course work, service opportunities, and intercultural experiences both at home and abroad. At every step of the undergraduate experience, Centenary College encourages students to think critically, care deeply, and achieve more.
Eighty-two percent of Centenary students have had an international educational experience—that’s #1 in the nation among baccalaureate colleges! Our immersive May Module provides students with multiple opportunities for intensive study both at home and abroad, and many students fund their travel through Centenary’s Passport Points program. The global adventure begins with the Centenary in Paris program, which allows all first-year students to begin their college careers with a trip to Paris, France (and get course credit!) before the fall semester starts.
Grow at Centenary
The Centenary experience reaches beyond the traditional classroom and translates your learning into meaningful, purposeful action:
• Collaborate with your peers and faculty on research projects that have an immediate impact.
• Experience new cultures and connect with new people while learning and serving others.
• Engage the most pressing challenges of the 21st century through a multitude of campus opportunities for leadership and involvement.
Find your passion
At Centenary, we are intentional about helping your realize your personal strengths and career direction. We will help you discover the ideas and values that are most meaningful to you and guide you in shaping these interests into a unique personal purpose through real-world learning experiences, leadership, and service opportunities.
We are committed to making a Centenary education accessible and affordable. One hundred percent of Centenary students receive merit-based aid. Centenary students graduate with less debt than both the national and state averages for all four-year institutions. They’re also more successful: 90% of Centenary students who apply to medical school are accepted, along with 79% of those who apply to law school.
Centenary can help you turn your learning into action and inspire you to put your personal growth to work for the public good. Sign up for an individualized visit today at centenary.edu/visit to see if the Centenary experience is right for you!