Central ... Briefly

Located in Pella, Iowa - 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines

Founded in 1853

Campus includes nearly 50 major buildings on 200 acres 


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.hlcommission.org; 800-621-7440)

Also accredited by the State of Iowa Board of Education, National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and certified by the American Chemical Society




New, first-year student admission profile (Fall 2020)

Financial aid profile, entire student body

 Music program

Central’s music department is committed to providing both majors and non-majors a variety of musical performance opportunities: A Cappella Choir, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Clarinet Ensemble, College-Community Chorus, College-Community Orchestra, Flute Choir, Flying Pans Steel Drum Band, Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, String Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, ALMA and Woodwind Ensemble.


Athletics program


A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex includes: