Sterling College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - Very GoodSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Sterling College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 705 students enrolled. This college was established in 1887 and is the only school located in Sterling, Kansas.

Sterling College is affiliated with Presbyterian Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
21
Fair
Bachelor's degree is offered at Sterling College.

Sterling College follows a continuous curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 21 majors. The most popular concentrations are Occupational Therapy, Business, Management, Marketing and Advertising, and Retailing and Wholesaling. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
62%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Sterling College is relatively low at 62% (below Kansas average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Sterling College is low: 43%.

Student to faculty ratio at Sterling College is pretty good -- 12:1. Read more details regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$23,000
High
Average tuition costs are high, $22,700 a year. The additional fees at Sterling College beyond tuition are nearly $300; which comes to a total of $23,000 per academic year.

Read the details about Sterling College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
41%
Doable
According to recent data, 1,118 applications were submitted and 463 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

Sterling College will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Sterling College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,100
Low
Sterling College offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Sterling College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B-
Dicey
Sterling College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 700 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- roughly $3,100 per academic year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Sterling College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Sterling College Location and Maps



Post Address: Sterling College, 125 W. Cooper, Sterling, Kansas 67579, USA
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