Another good year of enrollment at Culver-Stockton College
Friday, September 02, 2011
CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College begins the 2011-12 academic year with another strong enrollment report. Totals from the Aug. 30 census day show new student enrollment reached 255 for the fall semester making for a total student body of 752. “Culver-Stockton College continues to recruit and retain some of the most promising young scholars in this region, as well as nationally and internationally,” commented Culver-Stockton College President Richard Valentine. “Our students’ passion for learning combined with the dedication, knowledge and creativity of our fine faculty members is evident in the continued success of Culver-Stockton. We pride ourselves on providing these young minds with a truly unique learning environment. Our students are engaged in the classroom; they learn through experience and see the real-world applications of the subjects they study. That is why, 96 percent of our students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation,” Valentine continued.
Culver-Stockton’s distinctive learning environment has resulted in greater student and parent interest. The national coverage and media attention Culver-Stockton received from shows like Today in America for its unique approach to experiential learning has resulted in greater student interest. This high level of interest is an indication of the college’s position for future growth. “We know the value of the education we provide here at Culver-Stockton, and our students see that value, as well. I truly believe that is the reason students choose to not only begin but also culminate their undergraduate studies at Culver-Stockton College,” explains Valentine.
Officials with the college attribute much of the enrollment success to a variety of factors including C-SC’s dynamic curriculum, which divides the 15-week semester into two terms, a 12-week term and a three-week term. Culver-Stockton is one of only two schools in the nation to utilize the 12/3 academic calendar, which allows for more in-depth learning, travel, research and internship opportunities. The addition of several new faculty and coaching staff members also adds to the growing sense of excitement felt on the Culver-Stockton campus.
In addition to strong fall enrollment numbers, Culver-Stockton College continues to be successful in recruitment efforts outside the region. “We are extremely proud to have such a diverse campus community,” said C-SC Admission Director Misty McBee. The most recent information shows students coming to Culver-Stockton from 27 states and 12 countries with the addition of Sierra Leone and Ecuador. “It’s really an honor for the admission office staff to be able to bring so many promising students from outside the region, and even the country, to Canton and show them all the wonderful opportunities offered at Culver-Stockton,” McBee added.
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