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.
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.
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
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
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.
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."
The JCCC "Cavaliers" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross country
- Cross Country
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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||64%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||51%||$4,030|
|Receiving Student Loans||23%||$3,495|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1974)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in 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 Johnson County 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
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
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Johnson County Community College.
- Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, KS (13 miles away)
- Highland Community College in Highland, KS (71 miles away)
- Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS (77 miles away)
- State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO (80 miles away)
- Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia, KS (88 miles away)