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Sterling Fund

Quick Facts • Sterling College is a four-year college with a tradition of providing Christ-centered liberal arts education since its founding in 1887. • The College has experienced five consecutive years of growing student enrollment, reaching 722 in the fall of 2009. • Sterling has more than 19 academic programs and concentrations. • The student to faculty ratio is 14/1. •A campus-wide program for spiritual growth features traditional chapel services, Bible studies, alternative chapel options, student-initiated worship times, service projects, on-campus leadership opportunities, and a variety of student ministry opportunities both local and global. • Approximately 10% of the students participate in cross-cultural mission experiences each year. • Tuition for fall 2010 is $19,000, with room, board, and tuition totaling $25,000. • More than 90% of the students receive some form of financial aid, while others receive awards for excelling academically and/or artistically/ athletically. • Sterling has 14 intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams (NAIA). • The 2009 freshman class included students from 38 states and seven countries. Ethnic minorities make up 18% of Sterling’s students.

125 W. Cooper, Sterling, KS 67579 (800) 346-1017

A Strategic Investment in Christ-centered Higher Education

MISSION STATEMENT Sterling College is committed to its mission: To develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.

TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT Since Sterling’s founding in 1887, students have experienced a holistic education that focuses on the mind, heart, and service to others. Sterling College offers a Christ-centered liberal arts education that prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities in science, education, business, social services, the arts and church ministries. Sterling’s educational philosophy seeks to foster a commitment to lifelong learning and understanding others, and service that is essential for vitality in life and career.

“Sterling College has become my home over the last three years. It was at Sterling that I was introduced to professors who not only taught my classes but also became invested in my life, my goals and my potential. At Sterling I realized the importance of community. Professors, fellow students and staff have all helped me in more ways than one but it is also with the generosity of alumni and donors that I was even able to afford Sterling. I can’t express how grateful I am or begin to describe the impact that Sterling and its giving-mindset has done for me. Whether it was money, time or knowledge, Sterling is full of people ready to give and I don’t know another place like it.” - Alyson Dardzinski Milan, Ohio Communications major

“Sterling College is where Jody and I met. We support Sterling because we have an emotional connection to the college and we believe in the importance of the Christ-centered education that Sterling provides.” - Ken ’92 and Jody (Beckford ’95) Schroeder Shawnee, Kansas

STERLING FUND GOAL AND PURPOSE The Sterling Fund is an opportunity for alumni and friends to strengthen the College. Through the Sterling Fund, alumni and friends partner with Sterling College in a transformational way. The 2010-2011 Sterling Fund goal is $1 million. This fund enables students to have • Quality faculty and a faculty/student ratio that ensures that each student is personally cared for; • Access to state-of-the-art technology on campus; • Generous scholarships and awards; • Library resources, including more than 100 library databases; • More affordable tuition rates.


Revenue Student Tuition & Fees

Grants & Endowments

Instruction & Academic Support

Institutional Support

Room & Board


Student Services

Auxiliary Enterprises

Federal Aid for Students


18% 13%

Sterling Fund & Designated Gifts


24% 20%

20% 2%

31% 25%

Sterling Fund Brochure  

Sterling Fund Brochure

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