Labette Community College

200 S 14th, Parsons, KS

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Labette Community College, located in Parsons, Kansas, was founded in 1923 and was originally known as Parsons Junior College. The school was originally part of the local public school system, but eventually came under state jurisdiction, defining its role as a community college and the services it provides. The school was renamed Labette Community Junior College in 1967, and then again in 1980 to the current name as the definitions for junior colleges and community colleges were established.

The schools original purpose of providing transition to a four year institutions continues alongside programs aimed at providing career training. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a four year institution in order to complete the final two and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs provide students with an education in a high demand area or industry, providing the skills and abilities necessary to successfully enter the workforce and establish a long term career. Programs take between one and two years to complete and confer an associate degree or certificate upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Labette Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested in enrollment to do so through the submission of a completed application and payment of fees. Students should supply previous transcripts and test scores if available. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine need and program eligibility.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,000. 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

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,400-$1,700
    • Out-of-State: $2,100-$2,556
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $82-$98 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $110-$130 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 Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$3,845
Receiving Student Loans19%$3,241

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Labette Community College may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Kansas, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Labette Community CollegeLabette CountyKansas
Graduation Rate14.4%-34.1%
Transfer-out Rate21.5%-28.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2012)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 2011)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1985)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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