Centenary University is a private liberal arts college in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary has evolved from a coeducational preparatory school to a girls' preparatory school, to a Junior college for women, to a four-year women's college, to a coeducational baccalaureate-degree-granting institution and finally to a master-degree-granting institution. In 1999, Centenary founded the Center for Adult and Professional Studies program. In 2011, the program was renamed the School of Professional Studies. Centenary's main campus is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States.