Culver-Stockton College

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1 College Hill

Canton, MO 63435

Phone: (573) 288-6000
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#34 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Culver-Stockton College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 769, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 143 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Culver-Stockton College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 34. Its tuition and fees are $23,300 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit. The College accomplishes this mission as a learning-centered community committed to freedom of inquiry, excellence in teaching, and its heritage as a Midwestern college in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Culver-Stockton College emphasizes a rigorous, challenging curriculum in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs; teaching excellence; effective advising; close faculty-student interaction; and early access to enriching experiences. The academic program features a blend of interactive classroom learning and experiential opportunities on a distinctive "12-3" calendar. During twelve weeks of the semester, students take an average of three or four active-learning courses; for the remaining three weeks, students focus on one in-depth course or experience, such as travel study, internship, clinical rotation, leadership development, or other hands-on learning.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1853
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $19,657,237


When applying to Culver-Stockton College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.5 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Culver-Stockton College is 12:1, and the school has 69.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Culver-Stockton College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Psychology, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 11%
Psychology, General 11%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%

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Student Life

Culver-Stockton College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 769, with a gender distribution of 52.9 percent male students and 47.1 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus. Culver-Stockton College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 769
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Culver-Stockton College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and placement service. Culver-Stockton College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Culver-Stockton College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Culver-Stockton College.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Culver-Stockton College, 89.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,903.

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Tuition and fees $23,300 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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