Hesston College: Narrative Description

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Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062-2093
Tel: (620)327-4221
Free: 800-995-2757
Admissions: (620)327-8222
Fax: (620)327-8300
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hesston.edu/


Independent Mennonite, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Wichita. Total enrollment: 465. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 521 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 411 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 54 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 13 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 50% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and pastoral ministries programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,990 includes full-time tuition ($15,150), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($5620). Part-time tuition: $630 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Weekend, Feast of Carols, Spring Celebration. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 376 college housing spaces available; 75 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Mary Miller Library with 35,000 books, 234 serials, 2,409 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 67 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hesston is a small, progressive, south central Kansas town with a population of 4,000. It is located 35 miles north of Wichita, and has ready access to air, rail, and bus transportation. Part-time employment for students is available in the area and is coordinated through the Cooperative Education office on campus. A temperate climate allows considerable outside activity. Recreational facilities located in or near Hesston include an 18-hole golf course, bike trails, tennis courts, year-round swimming pool, and numerous county and state parks and lakes.

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