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Manhattan Area Technical College Overview

Manhattan Area Technical College is a public institution located in Manhattan, Kansas. The city atmosphere of Manhattan makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Manhattan Area Technical College Known For?

390 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MATC.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Manhattan Area Technical College?

Location of Manhattan Area Technical College

Contact details for MATC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503-2499
Phone: 785-587-2800

How Do I Get Into MATC?

You can apply to MATC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Manhattan Area Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Manhattan Area Technical College?

44% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At MATC, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,772 a year. That adds up to $23,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MATC is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Manhattan Area Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

320 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 912 undergraduate students at MATC, with 320 being full-time and 592 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MATC

Gender Diversity

Of the 320 full-time undergraduates at MATC, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MATC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Manhattan Area Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MATC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 248
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

Online Learning at Manhattan Area Technical College

22 Took All Classes Online
170 Took At Least One Class Online
101.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 170 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MATC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of MATC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Manhattan Area Technical College was 101.2%. This is the #342 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MATC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Manhattan Area Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 71 0 32 103
Precision Metal Working 24 7 21 52
Nursing 0 45 0 45
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 23 9 0 32
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 7 15 22
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 2 19 21
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 9 11 20
Carpentry 8 5 5 18
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 11 7 18
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 7 8 15
Allied Health Professions 11 0 0 11
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 5 6 11
Information Technology 0 10 0 10
Dental Support Services 0 7 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 5
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 137 129 124 390


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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