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Benedictine College

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ADDRESS: 1020 N. 2nd St. City Atchison
State KSZip 66002


Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas

4-year, Regionally accredited

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's

Located outside Kansas City, Benedictine College follows in a long history of quality Catholic education. This institution attracts out-of-state students (over 70% of enrollment) because of its highly regarded undergraduate programs in engineering, biology, business, education and nursing. While there are a few programs in theology – not unusual for a Catholic college – they also offer programs in the social sciences like psychology, sociology and history.

The majority (85%) of students live on campus, and there are no online programs offered, so if you are interested in this institution be prepared for a traditional college experience (which isn’t a bad thing).  

Our researchers, myself included, take special interest in two things when evaluating a college for possible inclusion as a Best Value School awardee.  Cost is important. We refrain from recommending schools whose cost to attend is, or will become, a burden.  Benedictine College posts a high sticker price – approaching $40,000 including books, room and board – but don’t let that scare you off.  They are very generous with grants and scholarships (98% of their students receive this type of financial aid), bringing the “net cost” down to a little less than $25,000.  While this is near our “cost cutoff” for colleges, we feel Benedictine offers value for the money and recommend this institution wholeheartedly.


What our Students are Saying...

"Benedictine College is perfect for anyone who wants a good education in a wonderful, solid, supportive, truly Catholic environment. Yet, if you are ready to apply yourself, this school is worth every penny."

"I received incredible formation for life here. At Benedictine I encountered Christ, was adopted into a loving community, and grew in ways I never knew possible. I will always be grateful for my time spent here. Best college ever!"

"Benedictine is an amazing school with an atmosphere I have not experienced anywhere else. You can feel the joy and enthusiasm in the air at this school. It is the place to go to become the person you have always dreamed you would be."