Going to college is an important step in education, but it is not for everyone. For most people, they do not even have the option of pursuing higher education because of limitations such as location, time, and finances. But for each state, there are also smaller schools that offer education for students with these limitations. Among the best schools in the state of New Jersey includes Centenary College.
Centenary college is a higher education institution in Hackettstown, in the state of New Jersey. The school was established in 1867 by the United Methodist Church. The school was first a co-educational prep school in 1910. Then in 1940, it was changed to a Junior college for women. In 1976, the school changed again to a 4-year women's college. Then in 1988, the school changed to a co-educational baccalaureate degree awarding institution. Then finally in 1995, it evolved into a masters degree institution.
Centenary college offers undergrad and post grad studies. There is an average student body of 1,300 full time students with more than 100 of them being part-time undergrad students, and more than 1,100 accelerated and graduate students. The school was also the first college in New Jersey to have service education as a requirement for graduation. The school is also home to students from 20 different countries who are pursuing secondary graduate education.
Centenary College’s main campus is located near the Centenary Equestrian Center in Long Valley, New Jersey. It is here that the center offers equestrian education facilities for the school’s Equine Studies Department as well as riding opportunities for Centenary students. Centenary also has two satellite campuses found in Edison and Parsippany, both located in New Jersey. Among the undergraduate programs offered by the school includes Art and Design, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Equine Studies, Fashion, Global Studies, Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts , Political and Governmental Affairs, and Theater Arts.
Centenary College teams participate in NCAA Division III intercollegiate sporting events. The school also joined the Colonial States Athletic Conference after previously being a member of the Skyline Conference. Students that are enrolled in the college's Equine training courses can compete through intercollegiate organizations like the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the Hunter or Jumper's Club. The school colors are Centenary Blue and Grey and the school nickname are the Cyclones.
Choosing the right college can be a very important decision to take very seriously. Each and every person has to take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice. There are a lot of options available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making their choice. In the end, each student will benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Centenary College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities.