Sterling College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Kansas. Students enrolling at Sterling are required to live on campus, with the exception of students who are either living with immediate family, or in their fifth year. The Mabee Library is the heart of the campus and it contains a computing lab, access to over 50 bibliographic databases, and a museum which is home to a variety of local artifacts. Incoming students at Sterling can enroll in the Jump Start Days program for the opportunity to tend to their freshman requirements and settle into campus life early.
Key Admissions Stats
Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Sterling College is a christ-centered, safe haven in the middle of Kansas. The community and people are what make it so special because of the fellowship they provide. There are so many opportunities to grow your faith in Jesus Christ, but they open their arms welcoming people in, not forcing them to learn.
Kara from Lone Tree, CO
This college has changed my life, not only physically but spiritually. I was welcomed with open arm from the students and also the staff. These people are really loving and take the time out to sit down with you and guide you through your school year.
Yolanda from Anchorage, AK
Sterling College is an incredible vocational school with a great community. It's a lot of fun and hosts many different events for students. One thing to keep in mind is that it is a Christian school, which means that there are a number of Christian Gen Ed courses, such as Chapel and Old Testament/New Testament.
Stephany from Sterling, KS
Everyone knows everyone and takes care of each other. Such a nice atmosphere to constantly be around. The whole town supports the school and the sport teams.
Haley from Whittier, CA
Sterling College is awesome! It's home to the best people in the world and I would do it all over again if I had the chance.