Centenary College

400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 7840

School Details

Accelerated degree programs at Centenary College provide distance education associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs targeting working professionals and adult students.


Degree programs offered through the School of Professional Studies include:

  • Associate of Arts, Business Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a Concentration in Organizational Studies 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Students choose how they complete each class within the degree program, either online, on campus, or in blended formats which typically combine eLearning with minimal monthly on-campus visits. Classes are offered in accelerated sessions, with six start dates throughout the year. Students may also qualify for prior learning credits, which further shortens the length of time necessary to earn a degree. In addition, per credit tuition is locked, meaning it does not increase as long as you remain enrolled in a degree program. 


Centenary College is a four-year, private not-for-profit institution of higher education, located in the city of Hackettstown, New Jersey. The Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church founded Centenary in 1867, when it first opened its doors as a coeducational preparatory school. Since its founding, the college has retained its affiliations with the United Methodist Church. As the initial part of its vision statement, Centenary College commits “to be a leader in career-focused liberal arts studies offering programs to motivated learners seeking a degree, professional development, or lifelong learning.” In addition to the Main Campus, Centenary maintains three centers, including:

  • Parsippany Center (Parsippany, New Jersey)
  • Edison Center (Edison, New Jersey)
  • Equestrian Center (Long Valley, New Jersey)

The School of Professional Studies has an off-campus learning center at the Parsippany Center, offering accelerated programs for adults. In addition to adult programs, traditional undergraduate degrees are available in more than 20 programs of study, some of which include but are not limited to: accounting, business administration, criminal education, education, theater arts, global studies, fashion, environmental science, and equine studies. Graduate programs support fields of study in business, education, counseling, and leadership. Certificates are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 


Students enrolled in an accelerated degree program can also access financial aid assistance, including student employment. Centenary notes that it is important to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, and at least two months prior to the start of the first course. Students should use the Title IV school code: 002599. Veterans and military service members may also qualify for added tuition discounts and/or veteran’s benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Specific aid programs for eligible undergraduate adult students include: the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans (dependent students), and external resources. 

Graduate adult students may access Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and external loans.


Centenary College is regionally accredited with The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Centenary College also retains specialized accreditation with: the National Association of State Directors for Teacher Education and Certification, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Council on Social Work, and by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    United Methodist

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
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  • Adult Age Enrollments:
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