Central College
812 University
Pella, Iowa 50219

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Des Moines: Great Place, Great People

Des Moines: Great Place, Great People

Central grads are leading in Des Moines — filling top roles in companies and serving with community organizations to make the area an even better place to live.

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Setting a Record

Setting a Record

Central students are setting a record for chemistry research.

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Central to your world

Brandyn Woodard

Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.

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Meet Ashton

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From: Shenandoah, Iowa

Major: Art

Leadership: Head of hair and makeup for Theatre Central

Why I love Central: I’m not just one of the crowd. I have someone to talk to all the time, no matter what.

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Central is Personal

A transformative education that values people and their possibilities.

Academic Programs

73 academic programs to choose from

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Activities

More than 100 opportunities to get involved on campus

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Investment

More than 99 percent of Central students receive financial aid

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Careers

93 percent are employed, enrolled in graduate school or doing sustained service within a year
of graduation

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Experience Central

Integrated Learning

Global experiential Learning

Central supports programs around the world, enabling students to pursue study and internships while experiencing another culture. Students become global citizens, building a worldwide network of connections.

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Featured Programs

Engineering

Central's B.S. degree in engineering is designed to be completed in four years (eight semesters) and leads directly to jobs in the field and graduate school.

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Internships

Three-quarters of Central students complete at least one internship, gaining real-world experience in Iowa, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and around the globe.

Internships

Meet the Faculty

Walter Cannon

Walter Cannon

Title: Professor of English

Recent book: “Who Hears in Shakespeare?”

Upcoming book: A collection of poetry

You can find him: Surrounded by his personal library in Jordan Hall

About Central

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Tradition is Central

Founded in 1853 in the heart of Iowa, Central has always been a college with a host of academic and personal possibilities.

Our History

President Mark Putnam

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