Culver-Stockton College enjoys 7.55 percent increase in new undergraduate enrollment

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An increase of 7.55 percent in new undergraduate enrollment resulted in Culver-Stockton College welcoming 356 new students to campus for the 2023-24 academic year. | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College began classes on Monday, Aug. 21, welcoming 356 new students to “The Hill,” compared to 331 one year earlier for a 7.55 percent increase.

New students experienced Wildcat Welcome, a three-day program designed to orient students to campus by helping them meet new people, learn the traditions of the 170-year institution and acclimate within the supportive learning environment.

During the first eight days on campus, students met their living and learning communities, completed matriculation, participated in service learning, enjoyed many student life activities, attended their first all-college convocation and completed their first week of courses.

President Lauren Schellenberger said the campus was buzzing with excitement. In a press release, she said, “Culver-Stockton College continues to be the premier place for students of promise to receive an excellent education, and we are proud to welcome this class to ‘The Hill.’ As the number one college in Missouri for getting a job after graduation, we are proud they trust us to provide the experiences and education needed for their future success.”

Director of Admission Eric Kniel said several factors contributed to the increase in new undergraduate enrollment — the ability for admission counselors to travel, strengthened relationships with area high schools, alumni and legacy relations and an increase in transfer students from nearby schools.

Culver-Stockton College continues to rank among the best value colleges and recently was placed in the top 10 schools for social mobility in the Midwest. For more information regarding C-SC’s rankings, visit

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