Central Christian College of Kansas

McPherson, KS

Central Christian, founded in 1884, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 15-acre campus is located in McPherson, 50 miles from Wichita.

Website: www.centralchristian.edu/

Private
Co-ed
466
Undergraduate
Students
(48.9%) 228 Women
(51.1%) 238 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 402 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.27
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$35,060
Tuition and Fees
$28,700
Room and Board
$6,360
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$13,067
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
19
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 75% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 5% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

McPherson Population
13,218
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.2%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 South Main
PO Box 1403
City, State, Zip
McPherson, KS 67460-5799
Phone
(620) 241-0723 x337
Fax
(620) 241-6032
E-mail
admissions@centralchristian.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 402 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
40 admitted students enrolled
Men
57 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.27
3.75 and Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
24%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,060
Tuition and Fees
$28,700
Room and Board
$6,360
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@centralchristian.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001908
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
74 (87.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
66 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
66 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
12 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,067
Need-Based Gift
Received by 36 (54.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,354
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 51 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,472
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (98.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
17 (20.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,039

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
267 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
244 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
244 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (23.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$13,423
Need-Based Gift
Received by 142 (58.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,383
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,024
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 219 (89.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
53 (17.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,284

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
English, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
280
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
56
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
201
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Twins
Number of Awards
65
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Acting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Youth Ministry
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
19
Part-Time Faculty
27
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
9%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 75% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 5% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
28
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


McPherson Population
13,218
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
16 acres

Weather

Temperature
18 average low in January, 82 average high in September
Rain
29 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
60 miles from campus in Wichita
Nearest Train Station
30 miles from campus in Newton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, outreach central, student activities committee, social awareness board, phi beta lambda business club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
466
Women
228 (48.9%)
Men
238 (51.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
328
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
41.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Average Starting Salary
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 1%
Other 2%

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