What is Culver-Stockton College?
Culver-Stockton is a comprehensive college, with a rich liberal arts heritage and an innovative curriculum geared to the needs of the 21st century. This private, residential college, founded in 1853, is located on a bluff overlooking Canton, Missouri, and the Mississippi River.
What's different at C-SC?
At C-SC we offer a dynamic four year program of studies and experiences that will truly allow you to "Do Something Different." Our curriculum divides the typical 15-week semester into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term. During the 12-week term, students take three to four courses. During the 3-week term, most students focus on only one course. Students can also utilize the 12/3 calendar to take part in internships, clinical training and courses that include travel locally, regionally, domestically and internationally. Our blend of liberal arts and hands-on learning will prepare you for career success like no other college or university in the nation. More details are available at www.culver.edu/academics.
How will I benefit from C-SC's curriculum?
Our curriculum combines the features most desired by today's employers. Our graduates not only can think critically, but they also can apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems. We help you develop the lifelong skills of learning and leadership that will lead to your personal success. And we not only encourage, but require, practical experiences in your field, such as job shadowing, networking, internships and other opportunities that provide hands-on knowledge.
What is your average class size?
We encourage small classes to foster intensive student interaction with faculty and promote lively class discussions by all students. Our average class size is 17 with an average faculty/student ratio of 1:13.
What can I study?
We offer a wide variety of majors, minors, specializations and certifications in business, education, the fine arts, humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics. In addition, a highlight of our unique curriculum will be interdisciplinary majors and the ability to design your own major. Our majors include:
- accountancy, business, and finance
- athletic training, sport management, and physical education
- arts management, music, theatre, musical theatre, and the studio arts (including art education)
- education, with certifications available K-12
- media communication, speech communication, and English
- nursing, biology, mathematics, and biological chemistry
- political science, psychology, criminal justice, religion and philosophy
- we also offer pre-professional programs
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What if I don’t have a major yet?
No problem. We have designed the Guided Pursuit for Success (GPS) program specifically for undecided students to help you explore your own talents, interests, and values to decide what you want to do and which academic program will help you get there. Our GPS program combines with our first-year experience course to help students make a smoother transition to a successful college experience. We also offer design-your-own majors to ensure you can meet your career goals.
If I change my major, how far behind will I be?
The benefit of the common experience is that the first year of courses will go toward any major degree program. So, if you decide to change your major you should still be on track. If you wait after a year or year and a half (depending on the major) you might be a little behind. It all really depends on the program.
Is Culver-Stockton accredited?
We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Department of Education of Missouri. For a list of all accreditations, see www.culver.edu/academics/accreditation.
Where does Culver-Stockton rank compared to other colleges?
For the past several years, Culver-Stockton has ranked in the top 50 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest according to the 2008 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Does the college offer an honors program?
Through our Honors Program, we provide opportunities for highly motivated students that combine original research, intensive writing, and creative expression. Everyone can take honors classes, but only those students who complete all the program requirements are designated as a college Honors Scholar at commencement.
What is campus life like?
We are a residential campus with most of our students living in residence halls or Greek houses. We have a broad variety of campus organizations. The Campus Programming Council, run by students, helps to organize a host of activities on campus and in the community.
Do I have to live on campus?
If your home address is within 50 miles of the campus, you can commute. If you are an independent student, you can live off-campus. If you are a dependent student and your HOME address is outside the 50 mile radius you must live on campus to receive institutional funding.
Do you have Greek Life?
We have five national fraternities – Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Upsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon – as well as three national sororities – Chi Omega, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Sigma Sigma. They also offer students the opportunity for leadership, service and making friends.
What athletic teams do you have?
We are affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC). Our athletic teams compete in baseball, basketball (M/W), cross country (M/W), football, golf (M/W), soccer (M/W), softball, spirit squad (co-ed cheerleaders and dance team), track and field (M/W), and volleyball.
What is your placement record after commencement?
We have an excellent placement record. On average over five years, 96.8 percent of graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of commencement. Several majors have even higher placement records.
How much does Culver-Stockton cost and what financial aid is available?
Find information on typical annual costs, scholarships, and other financial information on our financial aid website. Most students are eligible for some sort of financial aid depending on their eligibility. The first step in the financial aid process for every student is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, available online (www.fafsa.ed.gov). Be sure to include the code for Culver-Stockton College (002460) so that we receive your information. Our website also includes more details about how to make college more affordable (www.culver.edu/value) and online calculators for estimating both your C-SC scholarship and your total aid package (www.culver.edu/enrollment/finaid).
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