New Year, New Students, and Fresh Experiences for All! 15-Sep-2018
McPherson, Kansas- Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to report a near record-breaking incoming class size of over 150 new students from all around the world! This is the second highest new student enrollment Central has had since becoming a four-year institution. As students settle into fresh living arrangements and new classes, the Central community simmers with the excitement of a new year and the fresh opportunities it brings. A mixture of campus updates and increased diversity have created a campus even livelier than ever!
For the last several years Central has been recognized in the top ten most diverse colleges in the Midwest alongside other local colleges like Bethany College, Lindsborg, and Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. A wide array of languages have joined the chorus of campus life as cultures intermingle and fresh ideas are shared, including Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish. These students have access to one on one tutoring, specialized ESL programming to assist with their transition to American culture, and field trips throughout the region.
Ongoing recruitment from countries throughout the globe has continued to grow every year at Central and this year was certainly no exception. Among the countries our international students call home are Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, Senegal, and Spain. Central's diversity is highlighted in its student body made up of over 10% international and multi-lingual students.
Out of Central's 36 international students, 26 of them are new this semester and are bubbling with excitement to be actively engaging with campus life in a new culture! Many of them have already joined athletic teams and campus organizations.
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, body, and soul. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a small, private college that offers over forty areas of study, as well as online courses for non-traditional students.