The Centre College board of trustees reviewed student recruitment results and progress on the fundraising campaign during its Friday meeting.
Centre has received a record number of almost 1,600 applications this year, up 13 percent from last year. Out-of-state applications are up by almost 30 percent.
The Campaign for A More Perfect Centre, the college's largest fundraising effort to date, has received campaign commitments exceeding $81 million.
A special student-driven portion of the campaign, The Student Campaign for A More Perfect Centre, has been launched. Members of the Student Government Association, under the leadership of Danville senior Stephen Dexter, will encourage participation, and student campaign funds raised by May will support The College Centre, the college's renovation and expansion of the library/main academic building and the athletic/recreation facility.