Founded in 1825, Centenary College is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River, consistently ranked as one of the top colleges in the South. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is also accredited by the National Association of State Directors for Teacher Education and Certification. It is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS).

It offers the MBA degree program in an online method, in addition to the traditional classroom method. There are 5 concentrations for the MBA:
- Finance
- Human Resources
- International Management
- Management
- Marketing

The MBA at Centenary College is accredited by the Middle Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


- Centenary College is listed as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the "best" Southeastern colleges, according to The Princeton Review 2010 edition of "The Best 371 Colleges".

- Named One of "The Best 368 Colleges" in 2009 Edition of the Princeton Review Guide.

- Placed among the "The Best 361 Colleges" for 2006-07, The Princeton Review 2007 edition.

- Ranked 90th out of 600 undergraduate institutions across the country in "America's Best Colleges for 2009", according to, in association with Forbes magazine. It is also placed as one of America's Best College Buys with a ranking of 38th out of 100 colleges.

- Rated 164th from a list of 569 undergraduate institutions across the nation, according to "America's Best Colleges for 2008."

- 149th among the top 265 Liberal Arts Colleges in the country (US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2009).

- 13th among the Best Universities–Master's in the South (US News 2007).

- Rated No. 10 in the South in the listing of "Best Universities-Master's" in the 2004 edition of the U.S. News guidebook, America's Best Colleges. It is placed No. 7 among the top 15 "Best Values" among Universities-Master's in the South.

- Placed among the Top 10 in the South in the listing of "Best Universities-Master's" in the 2002 edition of the U.S. News guidebook, America's Best Colleges. It is also ranked No. 6 among the South's top 14 "Best Values.

- In 2008, Newsweek named Centenary the "Hottest Liberal Arts School You Never Heard Of" in its "25 Hottest Universities" College Guide.

- Placed among the nation's 150 Best College Values (Money Magazine).

- Rated as one of the country's Top 200 colleges for science, according to the Peterson Guide.

- Centenary College is placed among the Top 10 (rated No. 3) Master's Level Institutions With High Proportions of Undergraduates Studying Abroad, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education 2003.

- Top Colleges and Universities in the US for the World's Best Students (Peterson's Competitive Colleges).

- Recognized for its value by Barron's Best Buys in College Education.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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