International Students

Perhaps the most surprising aspects of the Hesston experience are the diverse backgrounds our students represent and our impressive number of international students. Our student population of nearly 450 includes representation from 12 countries, 33 states and 25 religious affiliations – a very uncommon and healthy mix of people that contributes greatly to the the quality of a Hesston education.

Students in Hesston College's Krabill Biology Lab
Students from around the world choose Hesston because of the intimate, supportive, and engaging environment they find.

No matter where you come from, you’ll find the majors , the student groups and leadership opportunities, the financial assistance, and individualized guidance on things like housing, finding a campus job, and getting oriented that will make your transition very smooth and enjoyable.

Important Characteristics of Hesston College

  • Two-year private college
  • Founded in 1909
  • Dormitories and cafeteria
  • More than 50 majors for transfer
  • Students can earn the Associate degree
  • Highest scores in the U.S. among two-year colleges in support for learners and student-faculty interaction

Location

  • The small, intimate nature of the college and community of Hesston, Kansas, is complemented by the excitement, resources and opportunities afforded by nearby Wichita and its population of more than 300,000.
  • The Hesston College campus sits on about 50 acres (20 hectares) and is comprised of 13 well-equipped academic, residential and recreational buildings. Take a virtual tour of the campus.
  • While the town of Hesston is a safe, relatively quiet community, the campus comes alive through formal and informal activities every day.

Hesston College will provide an environment which is conducive to your academic success.

Personal Attention and Support

LeVan_David_7302At Hesston, there is one faculty member for every 9 students, and the average class size is 16. So you will enjoy very personal attention from your professors. Further, in a small college such as Hesston College, relationships with fellow students form quickly and often last for a lifetime.

As a student at Hesston, you will be guided through all aspects of the admission process, as well as issues related to financial aid, housing and orientation. Also, there are many student clubs and organizations at Hesston, some of which have been formed specifically for international students.

Hesston College will expect you to study hard, but we will also provide individual assistance if needed. We will help you succeed.

Transfer Options

Most of the international students at Hesston College, as well as the U.S. students, transfer to four-year universities. More than 70% of international students at Hesston College transfer to four-year universities all across the U.S. In the past seven years, international students at Hesston College have transferred to more than 35 universities in 20 states.

Hesston College will provide an excellent foundation for your transfer program of study.

Two and Three-year Career Options

Hesston College Aviation - Redfa Titihalawa, class of 2014Hesston College has several career programs of study which you can complete in two or three years. Nursing and Aviation (flight instruction) are two examples.

Affiliation and Accreditation

Hesston College is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, a Christian denomination.

Hesston College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Climate

Summers in Kansas can get hot, but are usually dry and less humid. Winters are relatively short, with brief intervals of snow and intense cold.

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Contact

We encourage you to contact us directly if you have any questions that aren’t addressed in this section of our website. Our Director of International Admissions is Dave Osborne, and can be reached via email at: daveo@hesston.edu.

Write to
International Student Admissions
Hesston College
P.O. Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062-2093
U.S.A.
Phone

620-327-8133

Fax

620-327-8246

Email

admissions@hesston.edu or daveo@hesston.edu