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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 that are designed to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.


At C-SC, 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, they apply their focus to one single class. This 3-week term is an exceptional opportunity for trips abroad and internship experiences.



Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,049 undergraduate students
88% of undergrad students are full time
49% male — 51% female
43% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
56 full-time faculty
32 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 2015

68% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

52% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 8%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 13%
White 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
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 as well as many course options for Travel Study all around the world. C-SC focuses on experiential education, executing its stellar education through simulations, research, service-learning, and more.

Faculty as Mentors

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

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 that their ACE experiences made on their lives.

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.

Greek Life

Approximately 40% of C-SC students are affiliated with Greek life, enjoying a lively community within one of the College’s five national fraternities or three national sororities. These students are part of welcoming families that work to enrich the lives of both their members and the community around them. They live with their respective group members and meet weekly for fun events and meaningful community service.

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 that support everyone involved in their growth. C-SC alumni see high levels of success as CEOs, business owners, teachers, artists, actors, researchers, athletic trainers, and more.

Educational Partnerships

C-SC partners with the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), and Washington University to provide its eligible students easy, accelerated access to a range of graduate programs. Through a 3+4 agreement with AUA, students can complete three years of their undergraduate education and then four years in the University’s medical program, earning them both a B.S. and M.D. at a faster rate than the traditional degree track. A similar agreement exists through KCUMB for students to gain an early degree in osteopathic medicine as well as through Washington University for students to tackle its occupational therapy program.


Admissions Fall 2015

2,913 Total Applicants 
1,628 Total Admissions 
260 Total Freshman Enrollment

55.89% of applicants admitted

Freshman Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 400 540
SAT Math 430 520
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT Math 17 23
ACT English 17 23
ACT Writing    




Tuition $24,500
Fees $400
Total $24,900
Room and Board (on campus) $7,950
Room Only $3,560
Board Only $4,390
Estimated Total On Campus $32,850


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

96% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
77% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$16,562 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,826 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates

C-SC Professor Travels to Iran

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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...