Sept. 23 College Fair Will Showcase More Than 100 Colleges, Universities

September 12, 2012

The 22nd annual St. Charles Regional College Fair is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the College Center on the campus of St. Charles Community College. More than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools from nearly 17 states will be represented at this free event.

“The goal of the College Fair is to offer a convenient, one-stop shop of colleges and universities both in- and out-of-state for students and their families,” said Mary Jo Grimm, student outreach coordinator at SCC. “And I think we’ve accomplished that.”

Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools will assist prospective students with the college selection process. The U.S. Air Force Academy will also be present, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education will be distributing financial aid information.

Admission is free. Many handouts, catalogs and other helpful information will be available to help high school juniors and seniors with their college search. Representatives will also help current SCC students with their transfer process.

Some of the schools that will be attending, organized by state: ALABAMA – University of Alabama; COLORADO – Regis University; FLORIDA – University of Tampa; ILLINOIS – Benedictine University at Springfield, Bradley University, Columbia College-Chicago, DePaul University, Eastern Illinois University, Elmhurst College, Illinois College, Kendall College, Knox College, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville, University of Illinois Springfield, Western Illinois University; INDIANA – Ball State, Butler University, De Pauw University, Valparaiso University, Wabash College; IOWA – Ashford University, Drake University, Graceland University, Iowa Weslyan College; KANSAS – Baker University, Benedictine College, Kansas State University, Ottawa University, University of Kansas; KENTUCKY – Murray State University, University of Kentucky; MAINE – University of Maine; MISSISSIPPI – University of Mississippi; MISSOURI – Academy of Hair Design, Avila University, Barnes-Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing, Central Methodist University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, College of the Ozarks, Culver-Stockton College, DeVry Institute, Drury University, Fontbonne University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Harris-Stowe State University, ITT Technical Institute, Lindenwood University, Linn State Technical College, Maryville University, Missouri Baptist University, Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Missouri Valley College, Missouri Western State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Ranken Technical College, Rockhurst University, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College/Wildwood, St. Louis University, Southeast Missouri State University, Truman State University, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Washington University, Webster University, Westminster College, William Jewell College, William Woods University; NEW YORK – Rochester Institute of Technology; NORTH CAROLINA – Warren Wilson College; NEW JERSEY – Seton Hall; OHIO – University of Dayton; SOUTH CAROLINA – Clemson University.

To see the most up-to-date list of participating colleges, universities, technical schools and armed services, visit Directions to the SCC campus and a campus map are at the bottom of the Web page. Free parking is available. The closest parking lot to the College Center is the Yellow Lot.

For more information on the College Fair, contact College Fair coordinator Mary Jo Grimm at 636-922-8226 or

For accommodation information, e-mail

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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