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 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Manhattan Area Technical College is the only community colleges within Riley County County, KS.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Topeka) (48 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 825 teachers has grown by 83% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment
825 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
491 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 334 students
1,024 students
Manhattan Area Technical College sch enrollment Manhattan Area Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
% Black
8%
12%
% White
79%
57%
% Two or more races"
3% 2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Manhattan Area Technical College sch ethnicity Manhattan Area Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.15 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,588 is less than the state average of $5,940. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,588 $5,940
Manhattan Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,588 $10,047
Manhattan Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Wright Career College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.