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.
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 to Manhattan Area Technical College is Bryan University (Topeka) (48.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Manhattan Area Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Manhattan Area Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Manhattan Area Technical College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment766 students1,551 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:127:1
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# Full-Time Students467 students653 students
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# Part-Time Students299 students898 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
9%
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% Black
4%
8%
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% White
84%
72%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.290.46
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College Completion Rate
57%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,300$34,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,895$4,523
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,975$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,684$5,454
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

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  • Bryan University (Topeka)
    Private, for profit
    63 students | 48.00 Mi1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka KS  66604
    (785)272-0889
    48.0063
  • 836 students | 57.60 Mi3301 W 18th St
    Emporia KS  66801
    (620)343-4600
    57.60836
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina
    Private, for profit
    452 students | 60.10 Mi2106 South 9th Street
    Salina KS  67401
    (785)825-5422
    60.10452
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    Concordia KS  66901
    (785)243-1435
    61.302,052
  • 537 students | 61.60 Mi2562 Centennial Road
    Salina KS  67401
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