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Culver–Stockton College
Culver-Stockton faculty pride themselves in the experiential advantages that they their provide students.

Culver–Stockton College

Canton, Missouri

Culver-Stockton College is a four-year residential, co-educational community in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located in Canton, Missouri. C-SC offers more than two dozen majors and four pre-professional programs designed to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.


At C-SC, one’s education revolves around doing, seeing, traveling, interning, and practicing. C-SC takes a traditional 15-week semester and splits it into two terms: a 12-week term and a 3-week term. During the 12-week term, students take 3-4 classes instead of the traditional 5-6. Then, in the 3-week term, students apply their focus one single class. The 3-week term is great for travel trips and internships.



Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
957 undergraduate students
93% of undergrad students are full time
52% male — 48% female
37% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
48 full-time faculty
30 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio

School Location

Culver-Stockton College is located in Canton, a small town in the Northeast corner of Missouri. The historic campus sits on bluff with sweeping views of the Mississippi River. Canton is 30 minutes from Quincy, Illinois, two hours north of St. Louis, and three hours from Kansas City.

Retention Fall 2014

76% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

41% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 5%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 12%
White 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%


C-SC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC). There are 18 varsity teams.

Mascot: Wildcats
Colors: Blue, Grey, and Black

More Distinctions

  • Named to 2014-2015 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

  • All academic programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Off-Campus Education

C-SC students have outstanding academic opportunities available to them for out-of-the-classroom learning experiences. Culver-Stockton has more than 700 corporate internship partners and many course options for Travel Study. C-SC focuses on experiential education, executing education through simulations, research, service learning, and more.

Close-Knit Mentorship

C-SC’s small community provides professors great flexibility to incorporate new ideas and disciplines into their curricula. The small student-to-faculty ratio (15:1) allows students to form close relationships with their professors. Professors are more than just classroom instructors; they are students’ academic advisors and mentors.

Student Activities

Culver-Stockton students can participate in the more than 50 student organizations on campus, including the academic honor societies, the Student Government Association, the Mock Trial Team, Greek organizations, social groups, and more. There is also a popular intramural sports program on campus that offers leagues to all students throughout the school year.

Academic and Cultural Education

Culver-Stockton offers dozens of active and vibrant Academic and Cultural Education (ACE) events each semester. ACE programming includes lectures from nationally known speakers, authors, and business owners; intellectual conversations regarding current events; fine arts events; and more. Students get credit for attending ACE events, and alumni often speak about the impact their ACE experiences made on their lives.

Alumni Achievements

Over 90% of Culver-Stockton College alumni are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. C-SC’s alumni make the most out of attending this small, liberal arts institution by participating in alumni groups and mentorships. C-SC alumni see high levels of success as CEOs, business owners, teachers, artists, actors, researchers, athletic trainers, and more.


Admissions Fall 2014

2,372 Total Applicants
1,369 Total Admissions
290 Total Freshmen Enrollment

57.72% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 420 520
SAT Math 440 540
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT Math 17 24
ACT English 18 23
ACT Writing    




Tuition $23,750
Fees $300
Total $24,050
Room and Board (on campus) $7,780
Room Only $3,490
Board Only $4,290
Estimated Total On Campus $31,830


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
87% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$16,579 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid received
$8,229 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

C-SC Professor Travels to Iran

Dr. Patrick Hotle, C-SC professor of history, just returned from Iran where he spent three weeks visiting sights related to ancient Persia and modern Iran. Locations visited by Hotle include the ruined palace of Darius...

Culver-Stockton College honored as Model of Excellence

Culver-Stockton College is one of six institutions honored by University Business in its Summer 2015 Model of Excellence recognition program. The Models of Excellence Program was created by University Business to nationally recognize programs designed...

Student Elected to National Office

C-SC student Kimberly Clark, who is a sophomore business, finance and political science major, was elected as a national vice president of Phi Beta Lambda, a national business organization for students. Clark is the North...

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