One of the most important decisions that a person will have is whether or not to attend college. For most people, it is not a choice becasue most students do not have the necessary resources to attend college. Resources, such as finances and time, are needed to attend the top schools and colleges. Luckily, there are several schools located in each location that still offer quality education. Among the best schools located in Kansas includes Sterling College.
Sterling College is a private four-year Christian liberal arts college found in Sterling in the state of Kansas. The college was established by the Synod of Kansas of the United Presbyterian Church in 1887 as the Cooper Memorial College. Then in 1920 it changed its name to Sterling College. Sterling College almost declared bankruptcy in 1982, but the school was saved by a campaign that raised almost $4 Million.
Sterling College launched its online programs in 2007 named E-Sterling. The program allows students to complete parts of their bachelor's degree online. Sterling College's main online program was then renamed Sterling College Online and can be found at online.sterling.edu. In Sterling’s main campus, the centerpiece of the entire campus is the1887 Cooper Hall building. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Cooper Hall also underwent a large renovation and after being closed, but it was soon reopened in 2003.
There are a lot of clubs and organizations included in Sterling College. Among the organizations in the school include honor societies such as Alpha Chi, and general organizations such as Pi Kappa Delta , the Behavioral Science Club, Campus Activity Board, Future Science Professionals of America, Residence Hall Councils, Habitat for Humanity, Sterling College Athletic Trainers, Musicians at Sterling College, and TASC, the schools Theatre Majors Club.
Sterling College is operated by a Board of Trustees. Sterling used to have the tenure system until the 80’s. The faculty of the school is employed under a one-year contract system and can be released from their contract at any time during their time with the school.
Sterling college is a member of the NAIA. The school competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). The school sports include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, football, track & field softball, and volleyball. The school colors are crimson, navy, and silver and the school nickname are the Warriors.
Choosing the right college is a very important decision and every person has to take seriously. Each student has to take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice. There are a lot of options available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making sure of their choice. In the end, each student will benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Sterling College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities.