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Sterling College

a private, Christian, four-year liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas; approximately 700 students

In 1886, the Sterling Land and Investment Company platted the "College Addition" to Sterling for the purpose of establishing a college; a tract of 10 acres in the addition was donated for the purpose by Pliny F. Axtell, one of the early settlers. A building was erected by the land company and on October 22, 1886 it and the land were donated to the United Presbyterian Synod of Kansas, with the condition that the synod endow, operate, and maintain the school.

Cooper Memorial College, named in honor of Rev. Joseph Cooper of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, opened on November 1, 1887. The name was changed to Sterling College in 1920. Today, Sterling offers Bachelor's Degrees in 22 majors and 2 Master Degree programs.

Cooper Hall, original Cooper College building
Cooper Hall, Sterling College

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