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 Hispanic and Black), 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 declined by 44% 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
Hesston College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 grown by 198% over five years.
Total Enrollment428 students1,551 students
Hesston College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:127:1
Hesston College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students361 students653 students
Hesston College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students67 students898 students
Hesston College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hesston College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Hesston College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Hesston College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Hesston College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hesston College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hesston College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hesston College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hesston College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Hesston College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Hesston College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.450.46
Hesston College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hesston College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,100$34,000
Hesston College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Hesston College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesFull year tuition, b
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%90%
Hesston College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$9,500
Hesston College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$5,454
Hesston College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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.