About C-SC

The College

Culver-Stockton College offers students the advantages of a quality comprehensive education with practical learning experiences. Culver-Stockton is a private, residential, four-year college in a beautiful setting on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Located in Canton, Missouri, the historic campus is nestled into 140 acres of gently rolling countryside.


1853 by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Mission Statement

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.

Academics and Career Preparation

Our curriculum blends the best of liberal arts with experience-based opportunities and an innovative academic calendar. During each 15-week semester, students pursue several courses in the 12-week portion of the semester. In the 3-week term, most students focus on only one course. Experience-based opportunities across the 12/3 calendar include internships, clinical experience, and courses that include travel and field trips locally, regionally, domestically and internationally.  A broad range of majors and minors is available, including the design-your-own individualized major.

Affiliation and Accreditation

  • Disciples of Christ Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • National League of Nursing
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Heart of America Athletic Conference
  • NAIA
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • See additional accreditation information


Just about two hours north of St. Louis, Culver-Stockton is located in Canton, Missouri. Canton, a small town of about 2,600 residents, is located on the Mississippi River in the northeast corner of Missouri on the “Avenue of the Saints” – the highway that connects St. Louis, Missouri, to St. Paul, Minnesota. Canton is only about 20 miles from Quincy, Illinois.  

  • From St. Louis approximately 150 miles
  • From Chicago approximately 300 miles
  • From Kansas City approximately 250 miles


In 2012, Culver-Stockton was ranked 53rd in the nation by U.S. News and World Report of the most technologically advanced campuses. This ranking places C-SC in the top four percent of the nation. Resources available include:

  • 120 megabit/second internet speed
  • Wireless campus
  • Campus web portal
  • 15 Computer labs
  • Campus cable-tv system
  • 24 hour IT help desk

Contact Information

    Address: One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435
    Phone: 573-288-6000
    Admissions: 800-537-1883
    Advancement: 800-755-2287
    See the campus directory for additional information