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Student population

Total enrollment: 420
13% international students
36% U.S. students from outside of Kansas
51% students from Kansas

Dorming students:
50% female
50% male

Students come from 26 U.S. states, two U.S. territories and 21 countries in addition to the United States.

Countries represented: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Province of China: Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Thailand

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, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia
States or territories with 1 to 5 students at Hesston: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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 fellows to assist with papers
  • Internship opportunities
  • Transcultural experience opportunities

Average high school GPA for new Hesston College students fall 2018 – 3.26

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

  • 30 Christian denominations and world religions on campus
  • 21% 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 (2019-20)

  • Tuition: $27,240
  • Room and board: $9,140
  • Technology fee: $450
  • Total: $36,830

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

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