It’s a new era at Centenary. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we begin our exciting next chapter as Centenary University.
If you’re asking what’s behind our new name, the short answer is: a lot. In granting University status to Centenary, the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education recognized our growing number of graduate programs, expanding research opportunities, a healthy international studies program, and our four campus locations.
“The switch to University status is an acknowledgment of what’s been going on for a long time at Centenary in terms of offering a variety of programs, said David P. Haney, Ph.D., president of Centenary University. “For Centenary, I think it was basically truth in advertising. We definitely are looking like a University.”
As a University, Centenary now offers students access to an expanding number of graduate programs—including our new doctorate in educational leadership—as well as the opportunity to partner with faculty on innovative research projects.
In addition, while Centenary already attracts many international students, the University designation will make it easier to recruit additional students from overseas who want to enjoy all the benefits of attending a university in America.