Seward County Community College and Area Technical School, located in Liberal, Kansas, was founded in 1967, though classes did not officially begin until 1969. The school began with an initial enrollment of 331 students, and has grown to over 2650 students annually. The school offers post-secondary education opportunities for residents within its service area. The school is constantly reviewing its facilities, programs and services to ensure they meet and exceed the needs of current and future students.
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School maintains a variety of programs that allow students to pursue academic transfer or career training opportunities. Academic transfer programs assist students in pursuing a bachelor's degree by first completing a curriculum that mirrors the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years. Career training programs provide education and skill development in high demand fields for industries with the intention of preparing students for a long term career in that field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
SCCC and ATS is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any person that is eighteen or older or has a high school diploma to enroll once they have submitted an application for admission and paid all fees. New students are also asked to provide transcripts and test scores, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. The school also encourages participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to their first semester. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need as determined by 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 $7,100. 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
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,600-$2,000
- Out-of-State: $2,800-$3,418
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $84-$100 per unit
- Out-of-State: $120-$150 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||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||80%||$4,116|
|Receiving Student Loans||10%||$3,273|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Seward County Community College and Area Technical School may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
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 Seward County Community College and Area Technical School against community colleges in Kansas.
|Seward County Community College and Area Technical School||Seward County||Kansas|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- 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 1985)
- Compare 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 Seward County Community College and Area Technical School 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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