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.
Manhattan Area Technical College serves 825 students (59.52% 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