Atchison, KS Colleges

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Atchison

Atchison is a city situated along the Missouri River in the eastern part of Atchison County, located in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,021. It is the county seat and most populous city of Atchison County. The city is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, United States senator from Missouri, and was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.[citation needed]

Atchison was the birthplace of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, and the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Atchison is also home of Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal-arts college. Atchison is often called one of the most haunted places in America, due to the city's ghost-story heritage.

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Schools in and around Atchison, KS

Name
Benedictine College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,475 average out-state tuition; $21,475 average in-state tuition
American College of Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Hillyard Technical Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
Vatterott College-Saint Joseph
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $11,145 average out-state tuition; $11,145 average in-state tuition
Highland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,240 average out-state tuition; $1,710 average in-state tuition
Missouri Western State University
Four or more years; Public; $8,457 average out-state tuition; $4,378 average in-state tuition
University of Saint Mary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $20,300 average out-state tuition; $20,300 average in-state tuition

Atchison, KS Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017