Allen Community College, located in Iola, Kansas, was founded in 1923 and was originally known as Iola Junior College. The school served the city of Iola until 1965 when a community college district was established for the school, expanding its service area and changing its name to Allen County Community Junior College. The name was again changed in 1980 to Allen Country Community College to better reflect the changing role of the school and its service to the community. Recently the school again shortened its name to the current, to reflect its growth and expansion over the years, including the addition of a new campus and programs.
Students at Allen Community College will be able to choose from academic transfer and career training programs. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion students will apply to four year institutions to continue their education and eventually earn a bachelor's degree. Career programs allow students to pursue education and training in one of several high demand fields with the purpose of entering the workforce as a professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Allen Community College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that are at least eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma, submit an application, and pay all related fees. Students are asked to provide any previous transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need a determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $2,400 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $60-$72 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$3,966|
|Receiving Student Loans||29%||$3,899|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Allen Community College may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
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 Allen Community College against community colleges in Kansas.
|Allen Community College||Allen County||Kansas|
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Allen Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Allen Community College.
- Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS (38 miles away)
- Independence Community College in Independence, KS (54 miles away)
- Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, KS (64 miles away)
- Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS (81 miles away)
- Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS (165 miles away)