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Centre College

Danville, Kentucky, United States
Centre College is a small, independent, and selective educational community dedicated to study in the liberal arts as the means to develop the intellectual, personal, and moral potential of its students.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (8)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Throughout history, Centre has remained steadfast in its mission of providing superior education in the liberal arts tradition.


Current students will tell you: a Centre education isn’t just an accomplishment, it’s an experience. Learning both inside and outside of the classroom, collaborating with faculty and other students, and traveling around the world are just the beginning of the uniquely intense and immersive brand of education Centre is famous for.


Undergraduate research at Centre College is mentored scholarship. Mentored scholarship is an advanced activity conducted by an undergraduate with the guidance of a faculty (or otherwise qualified) mentor that furthers the knowledge of the student and aims to make an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.


The Center for Career & Professional Development helps students and alumni plan, prepare, and promote their careers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

 The Student Life Office helps meet student needs including residence life and housing, health and safety, community involvement, and campus activities. They are closely involved with students and concerned with their well-being and safety.

Housing services

Everyone at Centre lives and works as a community. Our residence halls provide convenience, comfort, and safety in an environment that promotes respect and responsibility. Students are required to reside in college residences and to dine on campus. Permission to live off-campus is determined by the Housing Committee. Permission to be exempt from the campus meal plan is determined by the director of the Student Health Center.

Medical services

Parsons functions as a walk-in clinic for medical issues ranging from minor to chronic illnesses. No appointments needed. Evaluations by staff are free of charge.Centre students have access to variety of health and wellness services.

Student Life

Campus life

Comfortable gathering and socializing spaces, informal seating, fireplaces, a gaming area, pool tables and Wii game systems make this a perfect place to be for students, faculty, and staff. The Ewen Meeting Room is located on the second floor.

Sports facilities

Recreation is an important aspect of the overall health of individuals. Developing good recreation habits contributes to the physical, social, and mental health of individuals as they go through adult life and this is an important time for students to start developing those habits.

Student clubs

Get Involved – You CAN make a difference! Whether your preference is academic, professional, cultural, political, service or special interest – Centre has a club or organization for you!


Centre College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Centre College. 

Danville, Kentucky, United States