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Central Christian College of Kansas: Narrative Description


1200 South Main
PO Box 1403
McPherson, KS 67460-5799
Tel: (620)241-0723
Free: 800-835-0078
Fax: (620)241-6032
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Free Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 16-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4596 per student. Total enrollment: 324. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 300 applied, 99% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 4 valedictorians, 25 student government officers. Students come from 29 states and territories, 2 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 10% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 12% 25 or older, 81% live on campus. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at McPherson College, Christian Center for Urban Studies, Focus on the Family Institute, CCCU. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Recommended: essay, interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $18,100 includes full-time tuition ($13,100), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($4500). College room only: $2100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and gender. Part-time tuition: $380 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: C.O.L.O.R.S. (Cross Over Lines of Racial Stereotype), Performing Arts Club, Student Activities Committee, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phi Beta Lambda Business Club. Major annual events: All College Picnic, Community Service Day, Christmas Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 258 college housing spaces available; 224 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Briner Library with 35,156 books, 524 microform titles, 95 serials, 779 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $71,445. 37 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The community of McPherson, Kansas is an attractive Midwestern agricultural and petroleum based city of 14,000. Located 50 miles north of Wichita, the community is rated the thirty-third best small town in the United States.

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