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Student population

Total enrollment: 442
13% international students
38% U.S. students from outside of Kansas
49% students from Kansas

Dorming students:
51% female
49% male

Students come from 28 U.S. states and 17 countries in addition to the United States.

Countries represented: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, China, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Thailand, Venezuela

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: Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia
States with 1 to 5 students at Hesston: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington

Strong academics and Outstanding Support

  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Free/unlimited peer tutor sessions
  • Free/unlimited counseling services
  • Regular meetings with faculty advisor
  • Writing fellows to assist with papers
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

Average high school GPA for new Hesston College students fall 2017 – 3.3

Unique in Kansas

  • One of two FAA-approved flight training programs
  • Overall nursing licensure rate of 99%. Offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and an RN to BSN program
  • Only faith-based disaster management program

Spiritual life

  • 24 faith traditions on campus
  • 24% of students are Mennonite
  • 30 chapels required per semester (8 for full-time off-campus students)
  • 30 student-led Campus Worship services per year
  • 35+ service learning opportunities available on campus and in local community

Cost and financial aid


  • Average financial aid package: $23,000+
  • 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 (2018-19)

  • Tuition: $26,460
  • Room and board: $8,800
  • Technology fee: $440
  • Total: $35,700

Student involvement

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

5 performing arts groups:

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Bel Canto Singers
  • Theatre
  • Men’s Chorus
  • Women’s Chorus

14 athletic programs

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