September 26, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J, September 26, 2017 – College Raptor, the only college planning website that helps families discover colleges based on personalized estimates of actual college costs, has featured Centenary as a 2018 Hidden U.S. Gem in an announcement published recently.

Centenary University earned a spot in: Hidden Northeast Gems

This selection recognizes Centenary as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year. View the complete College Raptor 2018 Hidden Gems at

“We assemble these Hidden Gem lists to showcase lesser-known colleges, and to empower prospective students and parents to discover schools they might not have considered,” said Bill Staib, College Raptor’s CEO.

College Raptor’s Hidden Gems began in tandem with their Best Colleges Rankings four years ago, in an attempt to better represent an overall assessment of the health and quality of a college. To that end, College Raptor’s ranking comprises a number of specific factors that are then combined into a single weighted score, which determines a college’s overall rank. The full methodology is outlined here.

“We highlight institutions like Centenary because they go beyond academic excellence and invest in an environment that provides the best educational outcomes for their students. They deserve the spotlight,” Staib continued.

About College Raptor, Inc.

College Raptor builds products to help students, parents, counselors, and colleges resolve some of the biggest challenges in college planning. The college search platform allows users to estimate their individual “net” cost for attending any four-year college in the United States. As a result, students and their families discover quality, affordable college options they might never have considered because of a lack of awareness or financial concerns. For more information about College Raptor, visit

About Centenary University

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.


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