State Fair Community College, located in Sedalia, Missouri, was founded in 1966 to serve the residents within the Sedalia's Community College District. The school serves 14 counties, and has since its inception grown and expanded its offerings to meet the needs of residents and the communities it serves. The school's name resulted from submissions by residents, upon the review of which State Fair was chosen. The school has four campuses in addition to the main campus to ensure that it provides full service to the community. The school is dedicated to providing the best education possible, reviewing and upgrading programs, courses, facilities and services as need to stay relevant and current.
State Fair Community College offers a number of programs that provide academic transfer and career training opportunities. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete lower division courses related to a major, including the required general education courses, of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. Public schools within Missouri have agreements in place with the school to maker transfer easy. Students may instead choose to apply to private or out of state schools, though it is recommended they meet with an academic advisor to plan a curriculum to best suits the transfer requirements of the school or school's desired.
Career programs offer the training necessary to become a professional within the workplace of a given field. Students will learn the skills and abilities required through practical and classroom courses. Such programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or certificate that allows for the immediate pursuit of employment at the entry level. Many of the programs offered reflect the job needs of the community and the school offers job placement assistance to make finding employment easier.
Programs offered include:
State Fair Community College is an open enrollment institution, allowing any students who meet the minimum requirements for admission entry to the school upon completion of the application for admission. Students must also provide transcripts from previous schools and standardized test scores and may be asked to take a placement exam. New students should participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration to discuss career goals, program entry and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students needing financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial needs, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Student are required to reapply for financial aid prior to the start of each academic year and may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to ensure the SAR's accuracy prior to the disbursement of funds. Students may also pursue external scholarships, offered for a variety of reasons. Such scholarships must be applied for separately.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. 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 range:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
- Out-of-State: $4,800-$5,760
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $200-$240 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||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$4,404|
|Receiving Student Loans||18%||$3,982|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, State Fair Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Missouri, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|State Fair Community College||Pettis County||Missouri|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2010)
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1968)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)
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 State Fair 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to State Fair Community College.
- Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, MO (66 miles away)
- North Central Missouri College in Trenton, MO (97 miles away)
- Highland Community College in Highland, KS (134 miles away)
- Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS (139 miles away)
- Labette Community College in Parsons, KS (143 miles away)