MNU Among Universities Recognized Feb. 9-16
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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Feb. 9-16 as Kansas Private College Week in the state of Kansas. The Governor's proclamation brings attention to Kansas higher education, and locally the role of Olathe’s MidAmerica Nazarene University as well as the 17 other independent colleges and universities of the Kansas Independent College Association.
Adding significantly to society and the economy, Kansas private colleges award over $120 million in institutional grants and scholarships to students annually; 20 percent of the state's bachelor's degrees and 23 percent of the state's master's degrees are awarded to students attending private colleges. The yearly economic impact of MNU is more than $44 million annually just in the state of Kansas.
"There are 18 private colleges in Kansas, enrolling 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year; and there are over 275,000 living alums — half of whom live and work in Kansas; among these alums are some of the state's most important civic, business, and cultural leaders," Brownback said.
The other 17 independent colleges and universities are Baker, Benedictine, Bethany, Bethel, Central Christian, Donnelly, Friends, Hesston, Kansas Wesleyan, McPherson, Manhattan Christian, MidAmerica Nazarene, Newman, Ottawa, Saint Mary, Southwestern, Sterling and Tabor.