Centenary University is entering its 150th year of providing high quality liberal arts and professional studies while helping students gain the skills and connections they need to prosper in today’s world.

Our Location

Located in the heart of northwest New Jersey’s historic Skylands Region, Centenary is a private, co-educational and close-knit university community — an environment where every professor and staff member is invested in our students’ success.

At our main campus in Hackettstown, N.J., national-level equestrian center and off-campus learning centers, we enroll some 1,100 undergraduate students and a nearly equal number of adult and graduate students. Our students pursue their academic interests in bachelor’s, master’s and professional certificate programs. More than half of our full-time professors have earned their PhDs, and our faculty includes prestigious Fulbright Scholars.

Mission Statement

Centenary University is an inclusive and collaborative learning community dedicated to preparing its students to enter society as professional and global citizens by providing experiences that foster skills of critical thought and purposeful action. The Centenary experience is distinguished by a fundamental belief in the full potential of each student, a strong liberal arts foundation, career preparation, and a culture of service to the community and to the world.

Vision Statement

Centenary University strives to be a leader in career-focused liberal arts studies offering programs to motivated learners seeking a degree, professional development, or lifelong learning. The fundamental belief in the potential of each student drives the educational environment at Centenary University. A strong liberal arts and sciences base combined with compelling career-focused programs will continue to prepare Centenary students for careers today and tomorrow, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.

Flexibility & Academic Support

With online, evening and accelerated courses, Centenary students have the flexibility to build their studies around their lives. Our diverse student body thrives in a demanding, yet collaborative learning environment. With a 17 to 1 student to faculty ratio, our professors know their students. They provide the individualized attention needed to ensure success — from academic support to career development, including internships with some of New Jersey’s top employers.

We Value Service

Centenary also upholds a tradition of promoting service to others as a critical component of higher education — a core principle since our founding in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church. We develop professionals that employers desire, and leaders that communities need.