Kansas has at least five different cities in the state that are home to 4-year institutions that are affiliated with the Methodist faith. These schools range in size and level of degree programs they offer. Here we discuss each Methodist college more in depth.
The Methodist colleges in Kansas are all private institutions that vary somewhat in tuition rate. Compare each school's tuition rate and location in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Central Christian College of Kansas||4-year, private not-for-profit||McPherson, KS||$17,240|
|Baker University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baldwin City, KS||$28,960|
|Kansas Wesleyan University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Salina, KS||$28,980|
|Saint Paul School of Theology||4-year, private not-for-profit||Leawood, KS||$11,124|
|Southwestern College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Winfield, KS||$28,750|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Methodist Colleges in Kansas
When choosing a postsecondary institution, students may want to consider factors like size, available majors and other student resources. Students wishing to attend a Methodist college may also want to investigate possible opportunities for spiritual growth. Learn more about the Methodist colleges in Kansas and what they offer students.
Central Christian College of Kansas
In 2017, the website Christian Universities Online named Central Christian College of Kansas in the top 25 Most Affordable Midwest Colleges and Universities. The school has also been recognized for its military education and transition services. This undergraduate institution had a little over 1,000 students in 2016 and offers associate's and bachelor's degree programs. Students may pursue study in areas like broadcasting, ministry, law enforcement, engineering, youth ministry, religion, aviation, advertising, chemistry and recreation, as well as several pre-professional fields, including pre-law, pre-vet and pre-med. For their spiritual lives, students can attend vesper and chapel services, small groups and listen to chapel podcasts.
As of 2016, Baker University had over 1,800 undergraduate students and provides a variety of associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The school has a nationally recognized nursing program, but also offers study in areas like church leadership, sports administration, engineering, math, education, conflict management, biochemistry and international business. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Baker University is ranked #1 for the Highest Average Salaries in Kansas for its graduates and has been named a College of Distinction in Kansas. There are no classes scheduled on Thursdays at 11 a.m. to allow students to attend service at the Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel, and students may also participate in groups like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) or Called to Greatness.
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kansas Wesleyan University was named a College of Distinction for 2016-2017 and a Military Friendly School in 2017. There are almost 800 enrolled students and the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The school offers unique service experiences through the Wesleyan Journey, where students travel to places like Costa Rica or Ireland to serve and learn about new cultures. Students at the school can pursue bachelor's or master's degree programs. The school has several pre-professional programs, including pre-theology, pre-optometry, pre-athletic training and pre-dentistry, and other areas of study, such as speech, theatre, emergency management, forensic computing, biomedical chemistry, Christian leadership and math.
Saint Paul School of Theology
Saint Paul School of Theology is a graduate school that offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Students pursue study in theology or ministry, and as of 2016, the school had 125 students. The school offers a unique program in Native American Ministries through a partnership with Native Americans for Native Americans that includes courses like Native American Theologies and Native American Spiritual Traditions. In 2018, the school received a Leadership Transformation Grant from the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) that helps pay for tuition so the school can send 20 people to KLC leadership programs.
Southwestern College was ranked #1 for Beating Mid-Career Salary Expectations for its graduates. Students can pursue certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's and/or doctoral degree programs in a variety of areas, including education, business, security management, health care administration, marine biology and communications. In 2016, the school had an undergraduate population of more than 1,200 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The school offers a variety of student activities and organizations, including Campus Ministry that offers participation in FCA, Prayer Group, The One Thing (women's ministry) or the MANistry (men's ministry).