Manhattan Christian College

1415 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502-4801

School Details

Manhattan Christian College is a four-year private Christian school located in Manhattan, Kansas. It was founded in 1927 as Kansas Bible College and is affiliated with nondenominational, independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ of the Restoration Movement.

Manhattan Christian College offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. MCC programs of study can be taken in conjunction with numerous programs at Kansas State University allowing students to earn two bachelor's degrees in five years. Distinctive programs of study include 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 in Christian Ministry with emphasis and track options in pastoral ministry, intercultural ministry, children’s ministry, family ministry, worship ministry, and youth ministry.

The Distance Education degree completion program assists learners interested in Biblical leadership or management and ethics to complete a college degree through an online delivery method for personal and career development. Program choices for online classes include ministry leadership training or business management. Degree options include biblical leadership or management and ethics. Ministers and lay leaders may find the accelerated courses helpful for bible and ministry education. Christian teachers may take online courses for teacher re-certification.

Manhattan Christian College has 384 undergraduate students and 32 faculty members, giving the university a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 10 teach full-time and 22 teach part-time. Of all students, about 75% study full-time and about 25% study part-time. The student body contains 40% female students and 60% male students. About 80% of all students are White with the remaining students being Black, Hispanic, and American Indian. About 85% of students are ages 24 and under with 15% of students being ages 25 and above. About 73% of students are from Kansas and 27% of students are from out-of-state. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 63% and the overall graduation rate is 46%.

All students are required to live on-campus and purchase a meal plan for the first two years of their studies at Manhattan Christian College, unless they are married, 21 years old, have been in college for two years, or have parents who reside in the city. Three residence halls are available with Residence Hall Supervisors on each floor. Options for meal plans include: 10 meals per week or 15 meals per week.

Special learning opportunities available to students include: ROTC (Army, Air Force), distance learning, and weekend/evening classes. Students have access to services such as remedial tutoring, academic and career counseling, employment services, and placement services for completers.

Student life is very active with residence hall living, chapel services, athletics, small groups, Student Council, and many, many more ministries and activities. Chapel services are held each Thursday morning and is required for students to attend.

Tuition costs $12,890 per and books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $2,000 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $7,056 per year with $3,000 in additional living expenses. No alternative payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. About 77% of all MCC students receive financial aid.

Athletic teams participating in NCCAA Division II include: men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, and women’s volleyball.

Manhattan Christian College uses an open admissions policy. Undergraduate application fee is $25. All students who fill out an application, pay the application fee, and submit high school/GED transcripts will be accepted.


Manhattan Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    Bachelor's degree
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