Manhattan Area Technical College
- 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.
Manhattan Area Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Manhattan Area Technical College||(KS) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||44 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||766 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||467 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||299 students||898 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,300||$34,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Manhattan Area Technical College is Bryan University (Topeka) (48.0 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 63 students | 48.00 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
Topeka,  KS  66604
- 836 students | 57.60 Mi3301 W 18th St
Emporia,  KS  66801
- 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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