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 378 students (91% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 116 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Hesston College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty116 staff156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Hesston College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Hesston College diversity score of 0.58 is equal to the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment378 students1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:112:1
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# Full-Time Students343 students777 students
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# Part-Time Students35 students957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
428342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
13%
14%
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% Black
6%
8%
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% White
61%
62%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
15%
2%
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Diversity Score0.580.58
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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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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $24,214 is more than the state average of $18,155. The private state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$24,214$18,155
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Tuition NotesFull year tuition, b
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,466
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Hesston College is Central Christian College of Kansas (20.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,484 per year for in-state students and $4,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.