Manhattan Area Technical College

3136 Dickens Ave
Manhattan, KS 66503-2499
Tel: (785)587-2800
766 students
Public institution
Manhattan Area Technical College provides quality technical and general education to prepare individuals to pursue technologically advanced careers and lead productive lives. As a leader in technical education, Manhattan Area Technical College will enhance student-centered learning and service to business, industry, and community members. Manhattan Area Technical College faculty and staff are committed to a comprehensive institutional assessment program that promotes continuous improvement in all aspects of programs and services critical to the success of the college. Convinced that learning-oriented effectiveness is of primary importance in meeting the institution\'s mission, the faculty has placed an emphasis on the assessment of student learning. MATC also recognizes the importance of assessment and improvement activities related to organizational structure. These activities, designed to complement the assessment of student learning and enhance the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, as well as the operational functions of the College, must be included in a comprehensive plan. Demonstrating ongoing institutional improvement is significant to ensure the continuing success of the College. MATC is strengthened by its ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing student and stakeholder needs through a systematic and well-practiced methodology involving assessment, evaluation, and action to address the identified opportunities for improvement. This allows the College to compete in an educational arena where prospective students have a myriad of options. In addition, as funding sources and legislative and accrediting organizations search for ways to enhance accountability among educational institutions, the documentation produced by this ongoing improvement process facilitates the reporting required for compliance with these regulatory and accrediting agencies.
School Highlights
Manhattan Area Technical College serves 766 students (61% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Manhattan Area Technical College is the only community colleges within Riley County, KS.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Topeka) (48.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Manhattan Area Technical College (KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 44 staff
62 staff

Student Body

The student population of 766 has grown by 43% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 766 students 1,383 students
# Full-Time Students 467 students
682 students
# Part-Time Students 299 students
826 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
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. 0.29 0.48

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,895 is more than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,895 is more than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,895 $2,910
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,895 $4,032
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bryan University (Topeka)
    Private for-profit
    63 students | 48.00 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka KS 66604
  • 836 students | 57.60 Mi3301 W 18th St
    Emporia KS 66801
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina
    Private for-profit
    452 students | 60.10 Mi2106 South 9th Street
    Salina KS 67401
  • 2,315 students | 61.30 Mi2221 Campus Dr
    Concordia KS 66901
  • 537 students | 61.60 Mi2562 Centennial Road
    Salina KS 67401
Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.