Culver-Stockton moves up again in “Best in Midwest” rankings

Culver-Stockton moves up again in “Best in Midwest” rankings

CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College moved up another notch to earn the 36th spot in the top 50 list of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest in the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. C-SC has been ranked in the top 50 Midwest colleges for three consecutive years and has moved up 12 positions in the past
two years.

The rankings will be published in the magazine’s September 1 issue,which went on newsstands Monday, August 25. The annual rankings, based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, provide a resource for parents and students in the college search. The online issue of the magazine and a detailed explanation of the ranking methodology are available at www.usnews.com/colleges.

“We are very pleased that Culver-Stockton continues its strong
showing in these rankings, and we are confident that we will continue to be known as a strong and growing institution as we implement our new academic calendar and the EXP@CSC curriculum,” said William L. Fox, college president. “Although the rankings are certainly not the only measurement of educational quality, they reaffirm our confidence in our
academic excellence, a confidence that is built on the comments of our students, their parents, and our graduates who believe they are receiving excellent preparation at Culver-Stockton for their chosen careers.”

Fox said he is especially pleased that Culver-Stockton ranks extremely well for both the student/faculty ratio (12/1) and percentage of classes smaller than 20 students (67 percent). “We have a greater number of small classes than 21 of the top 35 colleges on our list, and only three colleges in the top 35 have a lower student/faculty ratio.” Fox said.
“Small class size and low student/faculty ratios translate into greater individualized attention for students, which is a hallmark of small, private colleges like ours. This commitment to personalizing a student’s education is part of the foundation for our new EXP@CSC curriculum and its emphasis on flexibility and personal experience for each student.”

“We understand that students and their families invest significant resources in their college choice, and they need to trust their choice,” added Melik Peter Khoury, Culver-Stockton vice president of enrollment management and college marketing. “The U.S. News ranking is one of many measurements that will help parents appreciate Culver-Stockton as a worthwhile investment in their student’s
future.”