Manhattan Christian College

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MCC is a private, Christian college in Manhattan, Kansas. Our unique partnership with Kansas State University develops Christian leaders for the church and marketplace. Two great institutions. One incredible college experience.

Contact information

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


Phone: 785-539-3571


Organization details

EIN: 480559090

CEO/President: Kevin Ingram

Chairman: Kent Needham

Board size: 14

Founder: Dr. Eugene C. Sanderson

Year founded: 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.

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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating769 of 81798 of 100
Fund acquisition rating737 of 81796 of 100
Resource allocation rating758 of 81796 of 100
Asset utilization rating516 of 81777 of 100

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$164,652$197,445$613,729$191,272$172,602
Short-term investments$3,213,479$3,009,373$2,957,581$2,724,578$2,817,476
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,916,176$5,235,867$6,186,274$6,164,671$4,630,555
Long-term investments$35,838$35,838$193,678$180,877$169,072
Fixed assets$9,230,085$9,546,391$8,959,892$6,569,673$6,266,990
Other long-term assets$783,500$783,500$1,049,016$1,221,174$1,236,191
Total long-term assets$10,049,423$10,365,729$10,202,586$7,971,724$7,672,253
Total assets$14,965,599$15,601,596$16,388,860$14,136,395$12,302,808
Payables and accrued expenses$301,230$480,577$1,047,445$782,889$763,971
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$301,230$480,577$1,047,445$782,889$763,971
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$261,768$276,353$291,447$307,028$309,171
Total long-term liabilities$3,484,934$3,627,686$3,593,153$3,847,028$3,959,171
Total liabilities$3,786,164$4,108,263$4,640,598$4,629,917$4,723,142
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$856,542$748,025$2,016,084$2,372,516$1,125,613
Permanently restricted$3,154,386$3,071,637$2,917,789$2,706,754$2,463,660
Net assets$11,179,435$11,493,333$11,748,262$9,506,478$7,579,666
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Total contributions$1,362,996$1,346,186$3,492,285$3,089,591$1,567,581
Program service revenue$3,986,086$4,576,781$4,124,110$4,938,108$4,511,891
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$314,268$379,459$242,750$254,075$235,589
Other revenue$75,441$71,032$68,479$38,207$36,352
Total other revenue$4,375,795$5,027,272$4,435,339$5,230,390$4,783,832
Total revenue$5,738,791$6,373,458$7,927,624$8,319,981$6,351,413
Program services$4,235,203$4,793,813$4,390,876$4,690,657$4,566,219
Management and general$1,414,489$1,428,120$1,113,983$1,145,411$1,172,944
Total expenses$6,019,848$6,600,919$5,863,540$6,224,739$6,099,627
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($281,057)($227,461)$2,064,084$2,095,242$251,786
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($281,057)($227,461)$2,064,084$2,095,242$251,786


J Kevin IngramPresident$125,861
Rick WrightVP - Student Life$103,317
Gregory DelortVP - Academics$100,141
Jennie JohnsonVP - Finance & Administration$82,323

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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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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