Manhattan Christian College

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Manhattan Christian College, nestled in the flint hills of northeast KS, has been educating, equipping and enriching Christian leaders since 1927. As a four-year undergraduate institution across the street from Kansas State University, MCC offers endless education possibilities that prepare students to make an impact in the world for the gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of their profession.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Manhattan Christian College
1415 Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502


Phone: 785-539-3571

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 480559090

CEO/President: Kevin Ingram

Chairman: Jeff Creighton

Board size: 10

Founder: Eugene C. Sanderson

Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


MCC is a private institution of higher education that is based on the conviction that every member of the body of Christ is a minister.

Mission statement

To educate, equip, and enrich Christian leaders. To fulfill that mission, leadership training is an intentional focus of the student experience. Students are prepared to be leaders who serve Christ and others. Hands-on experience is strongly encouraged to help them develop their unique God-given strengths and abilities.

Statement of faith

Manhattan Christian College pleads for the unity of all believers on the common ground of commitment and obedience to the lordship of Christ. Believing that creeds of men, however correct, perpetuate sectarianism and create division within the church when made tests of fellowship, we have no creed except faith in Jesus as the Christ, God's Son and humankind's Savior. It is our desire to call all people of all nations to faith and obedience to Him as revealed in scripture. When asked, "What do you believe?", it is tempting to hand one the Bible and suggest, "This is what we believe." However, for those not familiar with Manhattan Christian College, it may be helpful to identify foundational doctrines taught in our classes based on our understanding of the Scriptures.

We believe that there is one God, creator of the universe, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that we are called to live to the praise of His glory.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.

We believe the only terms of salvation that we may proclaim are those expressed in the New Testament: faith, repentance, confession of faith in Jesus Christ, and baptism by immersion in water for the remission of past sins and for the promised presence of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ's Great Commission.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating970 of 1110123 of 129
Fund acquisition rating621 of 111184 of 129
Resource allocation rating991 of 1111110 of 129
Asset utilization rating859 of 1110113 of 129

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$199,799$171,050$105,979$164,652$197,445
Short-term investments$4,080,232$4,994,906$2,897,498$3,213,479$3,009,373
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,591,580$6,856,721$4,426,830$4,916,176$5,235,867
Long-term investments$32,338$32,338$32,338$35,838$35,838
Fixed assets$12,589,107$8,618,770$8,964,122$9,230,085$9,546,391
Other long-term assets$783,500$783,500$783,500$783,500$783,500
Total long-term assets$13,404,945$9,434,608$9,779,960$10,049,423$10,365,729
Total assets$18,996,525$16,291,329$14,206,790$14,965,599$15,601,596
Payables and accrued expenses$459,904$381,933$402,235$301,230$480,577
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$459,904$381,933$402,235$301,230$480,577
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$152,629$189,415$184,880$261,768$276,353
Total long-term liabilities$5,965,047$3,158,356$3,305,203$3,484,934$3,627,686
Total liabilities$6,424,951$3,540,289$3,707,438$3,786,164$4,108,263
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$6,953,506$6,326,400$6,521,385$7,168,507$7,673,671
With donor restrictions$5,618,068$6,424,640$3,977,967$4,010,928$3,819,662
Net assets$12,571,574$12,751,040$10,499,352$11,179,435$11,493,333
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,237,282$1,807,851$914,627$1,362,996$1,346,186
Program service revenue$2,536,962$3,182,476$3,299,131$3,986,086$4,576,781
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$290,061$0$0$314,268$379,459
Other revenue$0$0$172,449$75,441$71,032
Total other revenue$2,827,023$3,182,476$3,471,580$4,375,795$5,027,272
Total revenue$6,064,305$4,990,327$4,386,207$5,738,791$6,373,458
Program services$4,243,518$1,553,621$3,276,840$4,235,203$4,793,813
Management and general$1,246,978$971,238$1,387,265$1,414,489$1,428,120
Total expenses$5,834,267$2,738,639$5,066,290$6,019,848$6,600,919
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$230,038$2,251,688($680,083)($281,057)($227,461)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$230,038$2,251,688($680,083)($281,057)($227,461)


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1927 - Dr. Eugene C. Sanderson purchases the property and begins Christian Workers University

1928 - Dr. T. H. Johnson becomes second president

1929 - Jolliffe Hall construction completed

1930 - Christian Workers University becomes Manhattan Bible College

1949 - Received AABC accreditation.

1952 - Mr. O. Ray Burgess becomes third president.

1953 - Dr. Burton B. Thurston becomes fourth president.

1955 - Dr. W.F. Lown becomes fifth president.

1962 - Charter member of the Midwest Christian College Conference.

1964 - Johnson Hall is constructed as the first residence hall. Enrollment reaches 100.

1968 - Dual-degree program with Kansas State University begins

1971 - Manhattan Bible College becomes Manhattan Christian College.

1973 - Koinonia Campus Center is constructed.

1974 - Triumphant Sound begins. Inspiration Ringers is formed by Dale Aldridge. MABICO Singers becomes Celebration Singers.

1976 - Sanderson Hall is purchased as a men's residence hall.

1977 - First Woman's World convention hosted by MCC Women.

1982 - Mr. Kenneth Cable inaugurated as sixth president. Campus Center is renovated, enlarged, and renamed to Coffin Memorial Campus Center.

1986 - J. Donald Coffin Memorial Hall completed as administration/classroom building.

1989 - Enrollment reaches 200. Participated in NBCAA National Tournament for the first time - Men's Basketball.

1991 - NBCAA (National Bible College Athletic Association) National Champions - Men's Soccer.

1992 - Family Ministry degree program begins. NBCAA Division I National Champions - Women's Volleyball.

1993 - Kenoyer Hall constructed as a women's residence hall. NBCAA Division I National Champions - Women's Volleyball.

1994 - LEAD, adult degree completion program begins. Joined the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

1995 - Sanderson Hall closes as a residence hall. Enrollment reaches 300.

1996 - BRIDGE, general education courses for adults begin. NCCAA Division IIA National Champions - Men's Basketball. Ten year AABC reaffirmation.

1998 - Candidacy status with North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

2000 - Received NCA accreditation (2-2-2000).

2005 - President Cable Retires after 23 years (6-30-2005). Kevin Ingram named as the 7th President of MCC (11-7-2005).

2008 - Renovation on Jolliffe Hall begins.

2009 - Jolliffe Hall renovation completed. MCC's online degree completion programs receive accreditation (HLC & ABHE).

2017 - Howie's Activity Center, the first on-campus home for MCC's volleyball and basketball teams, is completed. In addition to hosting sports events, the HAC will be home to many MCC events, conferences, and more.

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