Centenary College is a four year liberal arts institution based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest liberal arts college based westward of the Mississippi river. The town of Shreveport itself is a commercial and cultural hub of Ark-La-Tex, the region where Louisiana meets the state borders of Arkansas and Texas.
The currently 22 majors in arts and science subjects at Centenary, and graduate courses available in business and education. The college offers four year programmes in which time a student can earn both a bachelor’s degree in a specialised field and a Masters in Teaching. The pre-med programme has a 90% medical school acceptance rate, and also offers courses in the Allied Health fields of medical technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and speech-language pathology.
As well as the major being studied, undergraduates at Centenary take part in a co-curricular programme known as ‘The Trek’ in which they can engage in community interaction and gain experience in professional fields.
The Magale Library contains over 100 computers for student’s use, and an extensive collection of books, monographs and academic journals. Sports facilities at Centenary include the Gold Dome for Basketball, Volleyball and Gymnastics, the Shehee stadium for baseball, and the Mayo Field for soccer. The Christian Leadership Centre is based at the Smith Building, and offers academic programmes for students who wish to combine their studies for a career with their faith. There are five national fraternities and two national sororities at Centenary.
Screenwriter John Corrington, avante garde artist Charlotte Moorman, businesswoman Virginia Shehee, and clergyman during the civil rights era D. L. Dykes Jr. all studied at Centenary College.