Central College (Central) in Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigour, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), sustainability education, athletics, and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced with life in a residential community of 1,150 students. Central College values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America.
Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to helping students discover and develop their greatest potential. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, open inquiry to pursue academic excellence.
The college nurtures the development of the mind while fostering spiritual and emotional maturity and physical well-being. Central integrates career preparation with the development of values essential to responsible citizenship, empowering graduates for effective service in local, national, and international communities.
The Central College academic community is dedicated to educating undergraduate students. Nearly 100 faculty and 350 staff members, full- and part-time, serve approximately 1,100 undergraduates, who hail from Iowa, 30 other states, and countries worldwide. The power of the Central global network through alumni, parents, donors, and corporate partners brings significant opportunities for the college and its students.