Manhattan Area Technical College

3136 Dickens Ave
Manhattan, KS 66503-2499
Tel: (785)587-2800
  • Manhattan Area Technical College provides quality technical and general education to prepare individuals to pursue technologically advanced careers and lead productive lives. As a leader in technical education, Manhattan Area Technical College will enhance student-centered learning and service to business, industry, and community members. Manhattan Area Technical College faculty and staff are committed to a comprehensive institutional assessment program that promotes continuous improvement in all aspects of programs and services critical to the success of the college. Convinced that learning-oriented effectiveness is of primary importance in meeting the institution's mission, the faculty has placed an emphasis on the assessment of student learning. MATC also recognizes the importance of assessment and improvement activities related to organizational structure. These activities, designed to complement the assessment of student learning and enhance the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, as well as the operational functions of the College, must be included in a comprehensive plan. Demonstrating ongoing institutional improvement is significant to ensure the continuing success of the College. MATC is strengthened by its ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing student and stakeholder needs through a systematic and well-practiced methodology involving assessment, evaluation, and action to address the identified opportunities for improvement. This allows the College to compete in an educational arena where prospective students have a myriad of options. In addition, as funding sources and legislative and accrediting organizations search for ways to enhance accountability among educational institutions, the documentation produced by this ongoing improvement process facilitates the reporting required for compliance with these regulatory and accrediting agencies.
School Highlights
  • Manhattan Area Technical College serves 766 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Manhattan Area Technical College is the only community colleges within Riley County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Bryan University (Topeka) (48.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Manhattan Area Technical College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff62 staff
Manhattan Area Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 766 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 91% over five years.
Total Enrollment766 students1,551 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:127:1
Manhattan Area Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students467 students653 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students299 students898 students
Manhattan Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Manhattan Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Manhattan Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Manhattan Area Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Manhattan Area Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Manhattan Area Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Manhattan Area Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Manhattan Area Technical College More (2014-2016)
Manhattan Area Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.46
Manhattan Area Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Manhattan Area Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,300$34,000
Manhattan Area Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,895 is more than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,895 is more than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,895$3,503
Manhattan Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,895$4,523
Manhattan Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%90%
Manhattan Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,975$9,500
Manhattan Area Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,684$5,454
Manhattan Area Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bryan University (Topeka)
    Private, for profit
    63 students | 48.00 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka KS  66604
  • 836 students | 57.60 Mi3301 W 18th St
    Emporia KS  66801
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina
    Private, for profit
    452 students | 60.10 Mi2106 South 9th Street
    Salina KS  67401
  • 2,052 students | 61.30 Mi2221 Campus Dr
    Concordia KS  66901
  • 537 students | 61.60 Mi2562 Centennial Road
    Salina KS  67401
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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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.