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Student population

Total enrollment: 386
14% international students
35% U.S. students from outside of Kansas
51% students from Kansas

Students come from 30 U.S. states, two U.S. territories and 25 countries including the United States.

Countries represented: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Spain, United States

U.S. states with 50 or more students at Hesston: Kansas
States with 11 to 49 students at Hesston: California, Colorado, Indiana, Texas
States with 6 to 10 students at Hesston: Iowa, Oklahoma, Virginia
States or territories with 1 to 5 students at Hesston: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington

Strong academics and Outstanding Support

  • 100% of professors do all their own classroom teaching
  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Free/unlimited peer tutor sessions
  • Free/unlimited counseling services
  • Regular meetings with faculty advisor
  • Writing assistants to assist with papers
  • Internship opportunities
  • Transcultural experience opportunities

Average high school GPA for new Hesston College students fall 2019 – 3.37

Unique in Kansas

  • One of two FAA-approved flight training programs
  • Only FAA-approved collegiate training initiative air traffic control program
  • Overall nursing licensure rate of 99% in more than 50 years history. Offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and an RN to BSN program
  • Only faith-based disaster management program

Spiritual life

  • 27 Christian denominations and world religions on campus
  • 19% of students are Mennonite
  • 30 chapels required per semester (8 for full-time off-campus students)
  • 30 student-led Campus Worship services per year

Cost and financial aid


  • Average financial aid package: $24,000+
  • 110 endowed scholarship
  • about 350 campus jobs
  • Kansas students with a 3.0 GPA are guaranteed 60% off tuition through our Go State promise

Cost (2020-21)

  • Tuition: $28,440
  • Room and board: $9,480
  • Total: $37,920

Student involvement

70 percent of students participate on a sports team or in a performing arts group.

5 performing arts groups:

  • Bel Canto Singers
  • Men’s Chorus
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Theatre participation
  • Traveling Theatre Company

12 athletic programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (m and w)
  • Cross Country (m and w)
  • Golf
  • Soccer (m and w)
  • Softball
  • Track and Field (m and w)
  • Volleyball