Hesston College

  • 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 428 students (84% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Hesston College is the only community colleges within Harvey County, KS.
  • The nearest community college to Hesston College is Central Christian College of Kansas (20.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Hesston College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Hesston College(KS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty40 staff62 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Hesston College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Hesston College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment428 students1,551 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:127:1
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# Full-Time Students361 students653 students
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# Part-Time Students67 students898 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
410300
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
3%
8%
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% White
73%
72%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
12%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.46
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College Completion Rate
55%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,100$34,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $24,214 is more than the state average of $14,710. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$24,214$14,710
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Tuition NotesFull year tuition, b
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$5,454
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Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
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Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.