INDEPENDENT POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS


In 1978 the responsibility for authorizing non-public educational institutions to confer degrees in Kansas was transferred from the State Board of Education to the Board of Regents.  At that time, twenty-two schools were exempted from the scope of the legislation.  In 1980, Barclay College was added to the list.  These institutions remain exempted from the 2004 legislation, and are not under the authority of the Kansas Board of Regents. Each school has its own governing Board.

1. Baker University – Baldwin City
2. Barclay College – Haviland
3. Benedictine College – Atchison
4. Bethany College – Lindsborg
5. Bethel College – North Newton
6. Central Baptist Theological Seminary  – Kansas City
7. Central Christian College – McPherson
8. Donnelly College – Kansas City
9. Friends University – Friends University
10. Hesston College – Hesston
11. Kansas City College and Bible School, Inc.
12. Kansas Newman College – Wichita
13. Kansas Wesleyan University – Salina
14. Manhattan Christian College – Manhattan
15. Marymount College – Salina (closed)
16. McPherson College – McPherson
17. MidAmerica Nazarene University – Olathe
18. Newman University – Wichita
19. Ottawa University – Ottawa
20. St. John’s College – Winfield (closed)
21. St. Mary of the Plains College – Dodge City (closed)
22. Southwestern College – Winfield
23. Sterling College – Sterling
24. Tabor College – Hillsboro
25. University of Saint Mary – Leavenworth


For more information regarding Independent Colleges please contact:

Kansas Independent College Association
President: Matthew Lindsey
700 SW Kansas Avenue, Suite 622
Topeka, KS 66603-3823
(785) 235-9877
FAX: (785) 235-1437
E-mail: matt@kscolleges.org