Hesston College

301 South Main, Hesston
KS, 67062-2093
Tel: (620)327-4221
447 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 447 students (85% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Hesston College is the only community colleges within Harvey County, KS.
The nearest community college is Hutchinson Community College (26.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Hesston College Community College Avg.
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

Student Body

The student population of 447 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
447 students
1,287 students
Hesston College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
381 students
832 students
Hesston College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 66 students
1,021 students
Hesston College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Hesston College sch enrollment Hesston College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Hesston College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Hesston College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Hesston College Black (2006-2012)
% White
92%
66%
Hesston College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Hesston College More (2007-2011)
Hesston College sch ethnicity Hesston 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 0.45
Hesston College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $22,622 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $22,622 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $22,622 $5,845
Hesston College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $22,622 $10,047
Hesston College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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