Sterling College

Undergraduates: 690
Setting: Very small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $20,950.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,950.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1364 / 21 / 3.3
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 54:46
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 44%

To develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.

Sterling College is a private, 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." The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and The Higher Learning Commission.

The Sterling College community combines structured academic study with experiential challenges and plain hard work to build responsible problem solvers who become stewards of the environment as they pursue productive lives.

The college was founded in 1887 by the Synod of Kansas of the United Presbyterian Church of North America as Cooper Memorial College. It changed its name to Sterling in 1920. When the Presbyterian Church (USA) came into existence in 1958, the newly formed Presbyterian Synod of Kansas considered combining Sterling and the College of Emporia. Sterling almost declared bankruptcy in 1982, but was saved by a campaign that raised $3.8 Million. Sterling College is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. Sterling College launched e.Sterling, its online programs in 2007 in hopes of bringing its message to a larger audience. Students can now complete portions of their bachelor's degree online. Sterling College's online program is now called Sterling College Online and can be found at


Chief_administrator: Scott Rich (President)
Fax: 6202784412
Phone: 6202782173
Geographic region: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
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Undergraduate application fee: $25.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): No
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): No
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): No
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No