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About Centre College

Preparing students for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

At Centre College, students obtain an extraordinary liberal arts and sciences education, in a supportive community, leading to a meaningful life and career.

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Why Centre?

Pursue your interests. Explore beyond your expectations. There’s a place for you at Centre, a place where you’ll learn to make a difference.

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Over 200 Years of Higher Education

Values & History

Centre College opened its doors in 1819 with a single building, a faculty of two, and a student body of five. Today, there are approximately 1,400 students and 150 full-time faculty members dedicated to the mission of preparing those students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. 

College Policies and Initiatives 

Where we are. Where we are going. Where we want to be. Achieving the Centre experience together. 

View Our Policies & Initiatives


President's Office 

Every institution has it, at Centre we make it accessible so you can take care of all the details surrounding your superior education.

Meet our President's Office