EDUKAN provides access to quality higher education through degrees, certificates, individual courses, support services and emerging market-driven programming. We are accessible, convenient and affordable.

Vision Statement

EDUKAN will be a technologically advanced, collaborative, self-sustaining, learning-centered, premier distance education provider. 

  • Quality education
  • Highly motivated and qualified faculty
  • An array of high quality courses and degrees that meet current and emerging needs
  • Premier support services that enhance the learning environment
  • Convenient, efficient and affordable

Businesses, public and private organizations, and other colleges will be partners with EDUKAN to expand the educational and training opportunities for students. EDUKAN is recognized nationally for its instruction, service and accessibility.


Beginning in the spring of 1998, six presidents of western Kansas community colleges met to evaluate an online means of offering courses to their student populations. From these early meetings, EDUKAN was formed. EDUKAN is not a separate institution, but instead a cooperative effort between member colleges to offer courses via the Internet beginning Fall 1999. Those who enroll in the online program will be able to take coursework that may lead to an associate degree from one of six participating institutions. The institutions involved include: Barton Community College, in Great Bend; Colby Community College, in Colby; Dodge City Community College, in Dodge City; Garden City Community College, in Garden City; Pratt Community College, in Pratt; and Seward County Community College, in Liberal.