Hesston College

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Hesston College is a privately owned and operated 2-year college located in Hesston, Kansas, roughly 30 miles due north of Wichita. It was founded just over a hundred years ago in 1909 and has a very attractive faculty-to-student ratio of about 1:14. With an total annual enrollment of just over 450 students, Hesston is one of the smaller colleges in Kansas. The college’s students come from across the United States and from 30 other countries.

Hesston College is directly affiliated with the Mennonite Church, an Anabaptist Christian denomination based in the United States. As such, Hesston College offers a secular education with Christ-centered undertones that emphasize faith in Christ, service within the church, and service to others.

Academic Programs

As a two-year college, academic programs at Hesston are limited to Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees. While some programs are career-oriented, the college offers mostly liberal arts and pre-professional programs designed to prepare students to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

Hesston offers transfer programs in several areas of study, including Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Bible Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Family Studies, Child Development, Communications, Computer Science, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Disaster Management, General Engineering, English, Literature, Health Sciences, Medical Occupations, Horticulture, General Studies, Math, Nursing, Music, Physics, Physical Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Theatre Arts, and Ministry.

Non-transfer Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are offered in Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Technology, Early Childhood Education, Aviation, Nursing (RN), Bible Studies, and Pastoral Ministries.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 3000

Hesston, KS 67062-2093

(620) 327-8222

(800) 995-2757

Fax: (620) 327-8300

[email protected]

Contact: Joel Kauffman

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 3000

Hesston, KS 67062-2093

(620) 327-4221


Total undergrads: 425

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 176

Degree-seeking undergrads: 419


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing and pastoral ministries programs. A supplementary application is required for admission to the nursing and pastoral ministries programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Early Childhood Education A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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