Enrollment surges as students choose C-SC
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
CANTON, Mo. - Momentum is building at Culver-Stockton College as the school sees an increase in new student enrollment. Totals from the Aug. 31 “census day” show new student enrollment jumped 26 percent over the previous year. C-SC President Richard Valentine says the new numbers are a direct result of the school’s continued commitment to academic excellence. “Our academic reputation continues to grow locally, regionally and nationally. Our distinctly innovative curriculum –EXP@CSC - truly challenges students, helps them build real-world experiences, and allows them to explore their interests in an in-depth manner. Our student-to-faculty ratio also allows for an engaging learning experience with individual attention. Those elements all combine to create a unique learning environment that fosters student success,” said Valentine.
In addition to the 26 percent increase in enrollment, C-SC has also been successful in recruiting students from outside the region. “We’re extremely proud of the diversity of our student body, not only has C-SC been successful in drawing students from Missouri, Iowa and Illinois; this year we’ve also added students from Wisconsin, Idaho, Delaware and Colorado, among other states. We also have a strong international presence on campus with new students from Denmark, Jamaica, Iraq, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The entire college staff worked very hard to attract and retain students this year and those efforts have truly paid off,” said Kim Uhlmeyer, admission operations director at Culver-Stockton College. “Recruitment is paramount to the success of Culver-Stockton College,” said President Valentine. “I believe the latest enrollment numbers and the diversity of our student body are a testament to the hard work of our admission staff. They are also a direct reflection of Culver-Stockton’s commitment to providing students of promise, and the campus community as a whole, with the best possible education,” he added.
Student retention numbers also increased dramatically, with more than 89 percent of existing Culver-Stockton students returning for the 2010-2011 academic year. According to President Valentine strong retention numbers are an important indicator that the college is well-positioned for future growth. “We have everything in place to see continued success. It is the mission of C-SC to provide students with a superb education, and our faculty and staff constantly work toward that goal. I believe our ‘census day’ numbers prove that we are, indeed, achieving that goal, and that parents and students alike appreciate the value of a Culver-Stockton education,” added Valentine.
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