Sterling College

125 W. Cooper, Sterling, KS 67579
Tel: (620)278-2173
Private not-for-profit | 653 students
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Sterling College Photo #1 - "Sterling feels like home to me because of the close relationships I have with my professors and coaches. My favorite professor, Dr. Hank, took me and other students on a mission trip to Kenya. Through experiences like these, my faith has become more real and active. At Sterling, students have room to change and grow." -Andy, Worship Leadership major
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Sterling College Photo #1 - "Sterling feels like home to me because of the close relationships I have with my professors and coaches. My favorite professor, Dr. Hank, took me and other students on a mission trip to Kenya. Through experiences like these, my faith has become more real and active. At Sterling, students have room to change and grow." -Andy, Worship Leadership major
Sterling College Photo #2 - Cooper Hall was the original building on the campus, and the College was known as Cooper College until 1920. Cooper Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and in the American Presbyterian/Reformed Historical Sites Registry. The building has undergone extensive renovation, and reopened in Fall 2003.
Sterling College Photo #3 - The Divine Servant statue, which can be found on the west side of Cooper Hall, depicts Jesus washing Peter's feet. The statue is a fixture of Sterling College and exemplifies the college's philosophy of servant leadership.
Sterling College Photo #4 - Sterling College offers over 20 majors and minors, with educational licensure opportunities in ten of those areas. Sterling College's curriculum provides students with a broad educational experience that is deep enough to prepare students to contribute to a rapidly changing world.
Sterling College Photo #5 - The Sterling College Theatre Department puts on 6-8 shows a year, including a full-length musical, classical piece, student directed shows and one act plays. This picture is from the 2008 production of Rumors, by Neil Simon.
Sterling College Photo #6 - Sterling is widely respected for having one of the premier athletic traditions in the midwest. The mens and womens teams bring their passion and their faith to the field of competition. For our athletes, athletics is more than a sport - it's a laboratory for life. Men's sports include: Baseball, Basketball (Division II), Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, and Tennis. Women's sports include: Basketball (Division II), Cross Country, Dance/Cheer, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.
Sterling College Photo #7 - The Missions Department of Sterling College is offers several short-term service opportunities each year. Past trips have included The Middle East, East Asia, Thailand, India, Peru, Brazil, Nicaragua, Kenya, South Africa and many more!
Sterling College is a Christian, four-year, liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission "to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith."

School Overview:

Sterling College
CountyRice County, KS
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
53 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment653 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
578 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
75 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
5%3%
% Black
10%6%
% White
83%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,200$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,200$24,744
 
Percent Admitted46%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)410-520460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)430-490440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1887 (as Cooper College) by the Presbyterian Church, the College embraces an emerging vision to serve God's world through servant-leadership training, the nation's first undergraduate program in Social Entrepreneurship and the development of future leaders through strategic partnerships with Habitat for Humanity International.
  • Sterling College is a living/learning environment committed to the development of the whole person. Through the process of living and learning in this community, certain identifiable outcomes should be realized.
  • Sterling College is committed to an environment of academic excitement in the Reformed tradition of a thorough exploration of all truth in the light of God's Word. An enthusiastic Christian faith and experience permeate all aspects of the College life. Activities are designed to encourage and develop the skills necessary to understand our world and to create positive change in it. The liberal arts curriculum is designed to build breadth and depth of understanding through a general education core, specialization in a major, and attention within majors to career preparation. The College affirms the primacy of the faculty/student relationship and the importance of excellence in instruction and advising.
  • Sterling College is located in Sterling, Kansas on Kansas Highways 14 and 96, 18 miles northwest of Hutchinson and about an hour northwest of Wichita.
  • Sterling College is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and The Kansas State Board of Education.
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