Top Private Colleges in Kansas

Benedictine College was named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Wangari Maathai, Class of '64, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

Tabor College offers one of the best and finest Christian liberal arts education. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA, and it holds private accreditations in Athletic Training, Education, Music, and Nursing.

Bethel College is ranked in's listing of “America's Best Colleges” for 2009. It offers majors in the traditional liberal arts disciplines and selected career areas and accredited professional programs in social work, nursing, and teacher education.

McPherson College awards degree programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. Many of the areas of study include field experience, internships, a semester-long study abroad experience, and travel courses.

Southwestern College is the first college or university in the region to issue laptops to all entering new students. During 2006-07 Southwestern won five of the 13 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.

Barclay College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). It is listed in the Higher Education Directory and is approved for the training of veterans. Barclay College is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Barclay College graduates have found acceptance into leading seminaries and graduate schools.

List of private colleges in the U.S. state of Kansas:
  • Barclay College
  • Benedictine College
  • Bethany College
  • Bethel College
  • Central Christian College
  • Hesston College
  • Manhattan Christian College
  • Marymount College
  • McPherson College
  • St. Mary's College and Academy
  • Southwestern College
  • Sterling College
  • Tabor College
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