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Central Christian College of Kansas Student Places in the Top Ten Percent in Major Field Test


McPherson, KS – Central Christian College of Kansas recently participated in the Major Field Test in Business, where Tara Kemp and Christopher Rigby placed in the 92nd and 82nd percentile respectively, capturing the largest jump in test results since Central’s first test in 2013. Kemp scored 173 points and Rigby scored 166 points, placing them both in good standing among many top-caliber schools and students.   

When Central took the test for the first time, the top scoring Central student achieved a 155, which placed him in about the 60th percentile (meaning that 60% of the students who took the exam scored lower than he did). The following year, Central’s top score improved by one, jumping them to a 156. Last year, the top student scored 160, which placed them in the 71st percentile.

The Major Field Tests are assessment tools available to colleges and universities around the country and are used to help assess the learning accomplished by an institution’s graduating seniors. There are over 600 universities and colleges that participate, with a total of 109,000 students participating in these Major Field Tests over the past 3-4 years.  Many of these schools aspire to reach the 50th percentile in these assessments – a feat that Central students were able to accomplish twice in the past three years.

Some of the colleges and universities that participated include Baker University, Bethel, Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Kansas Wesleyan, Mid-America Nazarene, Newman University, Washburn, Ball State, Boise State, Central Michigan, Missouri State, University of Tulsa, University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University, and the US Air Force. Among these notable schools were an abundance of renowned Christian institutions, including Asbury University, Biola University, Cedarville, Colorado Christian, Dallas Baptist, Easter Nazarene, Grove City, Houghton, Huntington, LeTourneau, Messiah, Northwest Nazarene, Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Oral Roberts, Seattle Pacific University, Southern Nazarene, Taylor, and Wheaton College.

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