Newman University celebrates Kansas Private College Week April 16 – 22

Apr 05, 2012

Newman University is among 18 Kansas institutions that will celebrate Kansas Private College Week, April 16 – 22. The week was recently declared by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who called on all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private colleges in the state.

Newman University is one of 18 institutions that make up the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). In addition to Newman, the KICA includes Baker University; Benedictine College; Bethany College; Bethel College; Central Christian College; Donnelly College; Friends University; Hesston College; Kansas Wesleyan University; Manhattan Christian College; McPherson College; MidAmerica Nazarene University; Ottawa University; Southwestern College; Sterling College; Tabor College, and University of Saint Mary.

Kansas private colleges and universities serve an average of 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. There are currently more than 200,000 living alumni of Kansas private institutions – half of whom live and work in the state – including many important civic, business and cultural leaders. Approximately 20 percent of the state’s bachelor’s degrees and 29 percent of the state’s master’s degrees are awarded by private colleges and universities each year.

Kansas private institutions also offer generous financial aid, awarding more than $120 million in institutional grants and scholarships to students every year.

For more information on Newman University, visit, or call 316-942-4291, ext. 2144. For more information on Kansas private colleges or on Kansas Private College Week, visit the KICA website at