Sterling College (SC)

125 W. Cooper, Sterling, KS

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SC provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Sterling, KS and operated as a private institution. Sterling College, with only around 700 students enrolled, offers a low student to teacher ratio and hands on instruction as part of its commitment to students.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs SC offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Students may take either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score in a range of 1240 - 1520 on the SAT, or 19 - 25 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. Roughly 50 percent of all students that applied were admitted at Sterling College, with 27 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $22,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's net price calculator to understand their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for a cost of $3,100 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The mascot for Sterling College is the "Warriors", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the Sterling College website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants SC accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Sterling College is around 700 students. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $23,000-$27,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $430 to $510 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$14,352
Receiving Student Loans85%$6,871
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Sterling College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Sterling College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2007)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Sterling College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Sterling College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Sterling College for official up-to-date information.

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