Manhattan Area Technical College

Tel: (7.8)558-7280
825 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 825 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
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 declined by 12% over five years.
College Manhattan Area Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 44 staff
61 staff
Manhattan Area Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 825 has grown by 73% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 79% over five years.
Total Enrollment 825 students 1,296 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
21:1
Manhattan Area Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 491 students
814 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 334 students
1,040 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Manhattan Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Manhattan Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Manhattan Area Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
6%
21%
Manhattan Area Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Manhattan Area Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
79%
51%
Manhattan Area Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Manhattan Area Technical College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Manhattan Area Technical College Unknown (2007-2013)
Manhattan Area Technical 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. 0.36 0.68
Manhattan Area Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,588 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,588 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,588 $5,660
Manhattan Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,588 $10,250
Manhattan Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Manhattan Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bryan University (Topeka)
    Private for-profit
    93 students | 48.00 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785)272-0889
    48.0093
  • 834 students | 57.60 Mi3301 W 18th St
    Emporia, KS 66801
    (6.2)034-3460
    57.60834
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina
    Private for-profit
    476 students | 60.10 Mi2106 South 9th Street
    Salina, KS 67401
    (785)825-5422
    60.10476
  • 2,315 students | 61.30 Mi2221 Campus Dr
    Concordia, KS 66901
    7852431435
    61.302,315
  • 448 students | 61.60 Mi2562 Centennial Road
    Salina, KS 67401
    (785)309-3100
    61.60448
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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.