Johnson County Community College (JCCC)

12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS

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Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is a two-year college located in Overland, Kansas. JCCC offers transfer studies for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a bachelor's degree. In addition, JCCC offers more than 50 associate degree and professional certificate programs in high employment fields.

JCCC is the state's third-largest institution of higher education, the largest of its 19 community colleges.

Johnson County Community College offers courses in academic clusters that link what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and professions.

JCCC also offers continuing education courses that are intended for students wishing to update their skills or learn new skills for a changing business environment. Personal enrichment courses are also available to meet a wide range of interests.

Online courses and distance learning programs are available through various delivery methods including tele-courses and hybrid courses that include a combination of onsite and online classes.

History

Johnson County Community College was the first new college recommended for creation under the Kansas Community Junior College Act of 1965. The district was established in June 1967.

In 1969, while county residents voted approval of $12.9 million in general obligation bonds to purchase more than 200 acres in Overland Park for a college campus, the first JCCC classes were conducted in leased facilities in Merriam, Kansas.

In 1972, classes and all operations were moved to the permanent campus on College Boulevard in Overland Park. By this time, the student body had increased from an initial 1,360 to more than 3,600.

Over the years, JCCC has continued to grow, significantly expanding its student enrollment, instructional program, faculty and staff, and facilities.

Academics

The academic calendar for Johnson County Community College follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

The academic units at Johnson County Community College are divided into Academic Clusters, rather than colleges or schools, as follows:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Student Life

Students at Johnson County Community College are encouraged to become involved in student clubs and organizations, or participate in campus events, to enrich their "co-curricular" life. The Center for Student Involvement offers resources and guidance for students looking for more involvement beyond the classroom. The CSI office is also a hub for the art, academic and dance teams on campus.

Student services on campus include intramural sports and fitness, with a fully-equipped fitness center, and a speaker's bureau, diversity and inter-culturalism groups. Access services are provided for students with disabilities, and there are international and immigrant student services.

Students seeking arts and entertainment on campus will enjoy the Performing Arts Series, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and Movies on campus, on campus dining, and more.

Traditions

The traditional colors for Johnson Community College are maroon and gold, with white as an accent color. The school mascot is a cavalier, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the JCCC "Cavaliers."

Athletics

The JCCC "Cavaliers" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The primary campus for JCCC is on College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas. JCCC offers distance learning courses in more than 30 satellite locations, including in high schools, throughout the Overland Park area.

Community Life

Many community businesses, companies and non-profit organizations benefit from JCCC's workforce training curricula and licensing programs. The programs boost the job productivity and career potential of the local workforce. JCCC programs and services support the local business community and respond to changing industry needs.

JCCC offers many opportunities for fun and learning to community members of all ages. There are many camps and programs for kids, enrichment courses, and training programs to ensure success in career transitions.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,700
    • Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,128
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $91-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $210-$260 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships51%$4,030
Receiving Student Loans23%$3,495
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Johnson County Community College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Johnson County Community College against community colleges in Kansas.

 JCCCJohnson CountyKansas
Graduation Rate13.7%-33.7%
Transfer-out Rate27.9%-23.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
64%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,920