EVERYTHING BEGINS ON “THE HILL” Our History
Founded in 1853 by members of the Disciples of Christ Church, Culver-Stockton College has more than 160 years of educational and historical experience - surviving the Civil War and Great Depression, promoting social equality and incorporating technological advances - always reaching new levels of excellence.
View from "The Hill"
Culver-Stockton’s 140-acre campus sits high atop “the Hill” overlooking the iconic Mississippi River in Canton, Missouri. Culver-Stockton College is home to more than 1,000 residential students coming from all over the world to study, explore their talents, set their career goals, and develop leadership skills. The majority of C-SC Wildcats live on campus in residence halls or fraternity and sorority houses, and live within close proximity to academic classrooms, athletic facilities, dining options and countless student life opportunities. Our close-knit community is home to 21 NAIA athletic teams, 10 Greek organizations, and over 50 student organizations. Students enjoy fine arts productions, mock trial experiences, student-run print and broadcast journalism opportunities, and much more!
Our low student to faculty ratio of 14:1 allows for a personalized student experience on “the Hill” that creates opportunities for optimal academic achievement. Over 69 percent of our faculty members hold the highest degree in their field and are committed to raising the bar of academic excellence. Students can choose from more than 80 majors and minors, or create their own “limitless” degree track. With our 12+3 academic semester calendar, students take the majority of their course load in the first 12 weeks of the semester and utilize the remaining 3-week session to focus on one subject. The 3-week course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience that includes opportunities in creative expression, service learning, simulations, travel study, research and innovation, leadership and professional experience.
The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.
Culver-Stockton College accomplishes this mission as a learning-centered community committed to freedom of inquiry, excellence in teaching, and its heritage as a Midwestern college in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The Vision of Culver-Stockton College is to continue to be a premier institution of higher education recognized for our innovative experience-based curriculum, preparing students for leadership roles in an ever-changing world.
Our seven year strategic plan has an evergreen nature, meaning it is a living document that remains a seven year strategic plan over time, as we complete one year, we add another. As we recognize opportunities for new direction due to the ever-changing academic climate, our plan is flexible and can be revised, adjusted or modified to ensure the College remains at the forefront of the Student Experience. In addition, there will be an annual review to revise goals, develop new goals and share results.