Flint Hills Technical College
- Flint Hills Technical College is a two-year public institution of higher education nestled in the rolling hills of east-central Kansas. The mission of Flint Hills Technical College, as an associate degree granting institution, is to provide a diverse community of learners with life-long educational opportunities for personal growth and preparation for professional and civic responsibilities that meet the needs of society. Our vision is to empower our graduates to compete successfully in the high-tech global workplace. Flint Hills Technical College is coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents and accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the Council on Occupational Education.
- The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Flint Hills Technical College||(KS) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||40 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||836 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||413 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||423 students||898 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,400||$34,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Flint Hills Technical College is Bryan University (Topeka) (49.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 63 students | 49.60 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
Topeka,  KS  66604
- 2,628 students | 55.60 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
Iola,  KS  66749
- 9,003 students | 55.90 Mi901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado,  KS  67042
- 766 students | 57.60 Mi3136 Dickens Ave
Manhattan,  KS  66503
- 113 students | 63.10 Mi1601 W 23rd Street, Suite 200
Lawrence,  KS  66046
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
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