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.
eduKan 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.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. As a consortium of community colleges the courses and degrees we offer are Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through our member colleges.
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 course work 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/Area Technical School, in Liberal.
The eduKan courses offered each semester can be viewed under the Course section at this site. All courses are offered for college credit and with the exception of the developmental course may count toward graduation requirements at any of the institutions. Courses are offered in a semester basis and most offered courses range from one to five credit hours.
The courses are recommended for adult learners who may not be able to take traditional classes due to conflicting schedules, multiple responsibilities and/or long driving distances. High school students who would like to get a head start on their college education are good candidates as well.
eduKan is an equal opportunity educational institution. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in the provision of educational programs, as well as equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.
eduKan does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws and regulations and does not tolerate such discrimination by its students, staff and faculty.
When you become a student through the eduKan site, you also become student members at the college you select. This college is responsible for providing a wide array of online student services. They include academic advising, career placement assistance, library services, transcript request, business office services, bookstore access and more. The goal is to provide any essential campus service via the Internet.
All faculty teaching through the eduKan consortium have teaching experience, online training and are respected members of their individual institutions.
Kansas community colleges operate under an open admissions policy. Admission and Enrollment forms are standardized for all six eduKan schools and are outlined under the Academic Policy section of the website. Current high school students may get a start in their college education through this process but most admitted will be high school or GED graduates or transfer students. Each college is also a member of the Servicemen’s Opportunity College and welcomes students from the armed services.