Hesston College

Overview of Hesston College

The campus of Hesston is in Hesston, KS, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. Its Mennonite Church nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Hesston is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Hesston is known for its programs in liberal arts, religion and philosophy.

Hesston Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.


Hesston maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 432 students enrolled (389 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Hesston has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Hesston offers students meal plans. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Hesston College, the two-year college of Mennonite Church USA, educates and nurtures each student within Christ-centered community, integrating thought, life, and faith for service to others in the church and the world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Hesston

Hesston College
301 South Main
Hesston , KS 67062-2093
General Phone: (620) 327-4221

Hesston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts78liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing
Science14natural sciences
Transportation5commercial pilot and flight crew
Religion and Philosophy4bible studies, theology
Education and Teaching3early childhood education
Business and Management1business
Engineering Technician0computer tech courses

Number of programs and degrees for Hesston in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1489

Hesston Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hesston had a total enrollment of 432 students (389 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 81%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 61%
20-21 16%
22-24 6%
25-29 3%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)12%
South Dakota1%
New York1%

Hesston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

Hesston Room and Board (2007)

Hesston offers campus housing for 420 of its 389 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hesston, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Hesston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,776
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,776
Room and board $ 6,840
Room charge $ 3,732
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,488
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
Hesston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192000)

Hesston Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year3$51,9961*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$51,9961*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year17$39,32213$40,751
All faculty totalacademic year17$39,32213$40,751

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hesston Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports71219

Hesston Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Natural Sciences

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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Hesston Highlights

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What Sets Hesston Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 5%Hesston % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%Hesston Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Hesston % of degrees in religion and philosophy
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 13%Hesston % students on athletic fin. aid

checked Mennonite Church affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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