Founded in 1958, Sterling College is an academic institute that offers a range of undergraduate programs. The college provides educational services in the areas of conservation ecology, sustainable agriculture and circumpolar studies. It also offers classes in natural and social sciences, rock climbing, canoeing and mountaineering. Sterling College provides courses in natural history, community development human ecology. The college offers educational programs in forestry and wildlife. It provides financial aids and student scholarships. Sterling College maintains a career resource center that offers job search assistance services. In addition, the college employs a staff of a treasurer, secretary and development consultant. It has relationships with the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and its facilities include more than 10 residential, administrative and classroom buildings, and a woodworking shop and library.