NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared April 16-22 Kansas Private College Week in the state.
The 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association are the beneficiaries of the governor’s proclamation, which urges “all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private colleges in the state.”
KICA institutions in this area are, in Harvey County, Bethel College and Hesston College; in Marion County, Tabor College (Hillsboro); and in McPherson County, Central Christian College and McPherson College (both in McPherson). The other participating colleges are Baker University (Baldwin City); Benedictine College (Atchison); Bethany College (Lindsborg); Donnelly College (Kansas City); Friends University (Wichita); Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina); Manhattan Christian College; MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe); Newman University (Wichita); Ottawa University; Southwestern College (Winfield); Sterling College; and University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth).
About 22,000 students from across the nation enroll each year for undergraduate or graduate study at one of Kansas’ private colleges, which award 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees and 29 percent of master’s degrees in the state.
These institutions support their students through generous financial aid, awarding more than $120 million annually in institutional grants and scholarships to supplement grants and scholarships from the federal and state governments.
Kansas private colleges have more than 200,000 living alumni, half of whom live and work in Kansas – among them some of the state’s most important civic, business and cultural leaders.
For more information on Kansas private colleges or on Kansas Private College Week, contact Mark Millikan at 785-235-9877 or visit www.Proud2BPrivate.com.
Back to News NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared April 16-22 Kansas Private College Week in the state. The 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association are the beneficiaries of the governor’s proclamation, which …