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Central Christian College of Kansas
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Central Christian College of Kansas, 2017
Other name
Former names
Orleans Seminary
Central Academy and College
Central College
Central College of the Free Methodist Church
MottoChrist-Centered Education for Character
TypePrivate college
Established1884 (1884)
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Religious affiliation
Free Methodist Church
PresidentLenny Favara
Chief academic officerJacob Kaufman
Colors   Blue & gold
Sporting affiliations

Central Christian College of Kansas is a private evangelical Christian college in McPherson, Kansas, United States. Central Christian is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.[1]


The Central Christian athletic teams are called the Tigers. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) since the 2017–18 academic year. They are also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), primarily competing as an independent in the Central Region of the Division I level. The Tigers previously competed in the defunct Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) from 2002–03 to 2014–15 (when the conference dissolved); as well as an NAIA Independent within the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) from 2015–16 to 2016–17.

Central Christian competes in 16 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling; and co-ed sports include cheerleading and eSports.[2]


Coordinates: 38°21′27″N 97°40′03″W / 38.35750°N 97.66750°W / 38.35750; -97.66750