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Manhattan Christian College

"Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS - about 60 miles from Topeka - educates, equips, and enriches men and women "for leadership and service in the name of Christ through various degree and certificate programs." There are numerous programs offered in conjunction with Kansas State University, which is located just across the street."

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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"Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS - about 60 miles from Topeka - educates, equips, and enriches men and women "for leadership and service in the name of Christ through various degree and certificate programs." There are numerous programs offered in conjunction with Kansas State University, which is located just across the street."

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In 1927 the college was founded as a four-year undergraduate institution of higher education named Christian Workers University. The campus is located in the center of Manhattan, Kansas, a community of approximately 50,000 in the Kaw Valley and Flint Hills just north of Interstate Highway 70 between Salina and Topeka. The proximity of Manhattan Christian College (MCC) to Kansas State University (KSU) provides students with unique educational opportunities as well as a combination of evangelistic, cultural, and recreational activities. The name of the college was changed to Manhattan Bible College in 1930. A certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation changed the name to Manhattan Christian College on July 1, 1971.

Manhattan Christian College operates in the State of Kansas under the provisions of Kansas Statutes Annotated 74-3250(b) with approval to confer academic or honorary degrees given by the state board of education under the provisions of former K.S.A. 17-6105. The college operates as a not-for-profit corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. There have been six presidents. The founder, Dr. Eugene Sanderson, served for one year. He was succeeded by Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, who served from 1928 until his death in 1952. O. Ray Burgess (1952) and Dr. Burton Thurston (1953-1955) followed in succession. Dr. Wilford F. Lown became president in 1955 and served for 26 years. In 1980 Dr. Lown initiated a planned transition of leadership, at which time the Board of Trustees called Kenneth Cable as executive vice president-president elect. In November 1981 Kenneth Cable became the sixth president of the College. In July 2006 the Board of Trustees have called Kevin Ingram to become the College's seventh president.

Distinctive programs of study include both single and dual-degrees as well as an adult degree completion program The college offers single degree programs which lead to bachelor of arts or science degrees in pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministry, educational ministry, worship ministry, family ministry, youth ministry and Bible. The Leadership Education for Adult Development (LEAD) degree completion program assists learners interested in management and ethics in business in completing a college degree for personal and career development. The bachelor of theology degree is a fifth-year program of study and is designed for students who wish to complete additional study in Bible and theology. In 2009 MCC also received accreditation to offer two degree-completion programs online. These online degrees are bachelor of science degrees in Biblical Leadership or Management & Ethics. MCC programs of study can be taken in conjunction with numerous programs at KSU resulting in a dual-degree program. The more popular programs at KSU include accounting, agribusiness, computer science, elementary and secondary education, marketing, finance, family life and community service, radio/television, social work, and others. Students may opt to complete an associate degree in cross-cultural, educational, pastoral ministry, or general studies. A certificate of biblical literature may be earned in one year of study.

The college is firmly committed to the mission of educating, equipping, and enriching men and women for leadership and service in the name of Christ through the various degrees and certificates offered. Accepting that the biblical principle of the "priesthood of all believers" is more than a paid clergy, the college fosters a very broad view of what a ministry entails. Any student in a degree program has the opportunity to render ministry in a variety of contexts and diverse fields as a result of the academic programming and experiences received while at the college.

MCC is historically affiliated with nondenominational, independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ of the Restoration Movement.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 327
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 68% Full Time / 32% Part Time
Geography 70% In State / 30% Out of State / 13% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 44% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 63%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 14%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $125.00. Housing deposit due : Jun 1. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

65% of students live on-campus.

98% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (77%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (16%), Bible/Biblical Studies (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

President Kevin Ingram
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 10
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 90 : 10
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 59.9% accepted of 162 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 24
English18 - 24
Math19 - 25
 
SATMath400 - 480
Reading430 - 470
Writing370 - 490

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Recommendations

Important: Interview, Application Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability

Also Considered: Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 2
Science 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,096 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $14,778
$30K-$48K $12,896
$48K-$75K $16,151
$75K-$110K $16,001
$110K+ $16,057

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,152, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,152 Same as On-Campus
Fees $490 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,632 $9,300
Books $2,200 $2,200
Total (before financial aid) $23,474 $25,142

Students Receiving Aid

96% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 68% $5,203
Federal Scholarships/Grants 44% $3,872
Institutional Grants 96% $5,692
Other Federal Grants 10% $871
Other Loans 7% $6,795
Pell Grants 44% $3,681
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 36% $2,406
Student Loans 68% $5,882

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://mccks.edu/finaid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://mccks.edu/finaid.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

16% of students graduated on time.

35% of students graduated in six years.

75% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Manhattan Christian College participates in the NCCAA Division II for college athletics.

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Soccer Rick Wright (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Scott Clark (Get recruited )

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