Hesston College

Tel: (620)327-4221
445 students
Private not-for-profit
Hesston College is a little nugget of paradise located just 30 minutes north of Wichita. As the only two-year college owned by Mennonite Church USA, we offer an environment and learning experience that is hard to match.
School Highlights:
Hesston College serves 445 students (84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the state average of 33%.
Hesston College is the only community colleges within Harvey County, KS.
The nearest community college is Hutchinson Community College (26.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Hesston College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 42 staff
61 staff
Hesston College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 445 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 107% over five years.
Total Enrollment 445 students 1,296 students
Hesston College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
21:1
Hesston College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 376 students
814 students
Hesston College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 69 students
1,040 students
Hesston College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Hesston College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Hesston College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Hesston College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
21%
Hesston College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
15%
Hesston College Black (2006-2013)
% White
67%
51%
Hesston College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Hesston College More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Hesston College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
14%
1%
Hesston College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Hesston College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.54 0.68
Hesston College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $23,524 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $23,524 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $23,524 $5,660
Hesston College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $23,524 $10,250
Hesston College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 406 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Hesston College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • With nearly 500 students, you'll find opportunities for life, learning, and leadership that are distinct even among small colleges. With a two-year general studies curriculum, you'll gain the kind of academic and professional preparation that most schools put off until the junior and senior years. With a spiritual dimension that permeates most of what we do, you'll become a valued member of a tightly-knit community of learners, teachers, and friends.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,128 students | 26.80 Mi1300 N Plum St
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    (620)665-3500
    26.806,128
  • 2,934 students | 28.40 Mi4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316)677-9400
    28.402,934
  • Vatterott College-Wichita
    Private for-profit
    174 students | 28.60 Mi8853 E. 37th Street N.
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316)634-0066
    28.60174
  • 337 students | 29.00 Mi8111 E. 32nd Street North Suite 103
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316)609-4100
    29.00337
  • 375 students | 30.10 Mi7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
    Wichita, KS 67206
    (316)448-5400
    30.10375
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,243 per year for in-state students and $5,164 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,701 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.