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Centre College claims highest graduation rate in state

Delivering on its reputation for high achievement, Centre College was recently featured in a national roundup by eCollegeFinder for having the highest overall graduation rate of any college or university in the Commonwealth — and among the best in the nation.

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DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Delivering on its reputation for high achievement, Centre College was recently featured in a national roundup by eCollegeFinder for having the highest overall graduation rate of any college or university in the Commonwealth — and among the best in the nation.

The website, dedicated to matching students with colleges or universities that best fit their needs, released a national map earlier this week showcasing “which schools boast the highest likelihood of getting you across the stage with a diploma.”

Centre came out on top for the highest graduation percentage in Kentucky, with an overall rate of 87 percent — seven points higher than the average from other schools included in the report.

Centre’s continued record of achievement is best evidenced by the success of its graduates — who receive their diplomas in four years, guaranteed as part of the Centre Commitment.

For the Class of 2013, an average 96 percent were employed or pursuing advanced study within 10 months of graduation, similar to the rate of 97 percent a year earlier. Ultimately, this leads to a high index of grateful grads; in 2012 and 2013 Centre alumni were recognized as the happiest in the nation, according to The Alumni Factor.

Forbes recently ranked Centre among the nation’s leading colleges for highest return on investment. Among liberal arts colleges, Centre secured the #6 spot in the South and #35 in the nation.
For the complete eCollegeFinder report, click here.


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