Community Colleges in Kansas

With over 2 dozen community colleges to choose from in Kansas, college-bound students have ample choices. Community colleges are state-funded schools that typically focus on degrees and certificate programs lasting two years or less. Typical degrees conferred by a community college include an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Science (AS), and an Associate of Arts (AA). Certificate programs can be a few weeks in length up to 2-years depending on the design of the program and state-based requirements needed for that particular trade or vocation. It is worth nothing that a select number of community colleges around the country that are experimenting with bachelor degrees.

Popular Degrees at Kansas Community Colleges

Degree offerings from community colleges range from general degree programs to trade-specific to direct-entry degrees. Examples of degree tracks that are trade specific include welding, cosmetology, electrician, nail technician, auto mechanic, esthetician, auto body, diesel mechanic, phlebotomy, and medical assisting. The skills derived from these programs are intended to provide student with the skills, knowledge, and know-how to step into an entry-level position and grow their careers accordingly. Formal degree programs are exceptional tools to learn from experts in the field, your peers, and gain valuable critical thinking skills to by plied for your long-term success.

Metro Area Links for Community Colleges in Kansas

Community Colleges in Kansas City

We have ranked the community colleges in the Kansas City area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.jccc.edu/

Johnson County Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Overland Park and surrounding areas
  • 42% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $3,300 per year for state residents ($6,700 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Kansas City

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
42%Johnson County Community CollegeOverland Park, KS19,000
20%Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeKansas City, KS6,000

Community Colleges in Wichita

We have ranked the community colleges in the Wichita area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Wichita Area Technical College in Wichita, KS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.watc.edu

Wichita Area Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Wichita and surrounding areas
  • 59% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $7,700 per year for state residents ($9,200 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Wichita

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
59%Wichita Area Technical CollegeWichita, KS3,000
51%Butler Community CollegeEl Dorado, KS9,000

Community Colleges in Coffeyville

We have ranked the community colleges in the Coffeyville area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, KS ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.coffeyville.edu/

Coffeyville Community College Highlights

  • Serving students from Coffeyville and surrounding areas
  • 57% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $2,400 per year for state residents ($4,100 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Coffeyville

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
57%Coffeyville Community CollegeCoffeyville, KS2,000
38%Independence Community CollegeIndependence, KS1,000

Other Community Colleges in Kansas

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Kansas that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
87%Fort Scott Community CollegeFort Scott, KS2,000
75%Flint Hills Technical CollegeEmporia, KS1,000
72%Labette Community CollegeParsons, KS2,000
64%Pratt Community CollegePratt, KS1,000
62%North Central Kansas Technical CollegeBeloit, KS1,000
61%Salina Area Technical CollegeSalina, KS1,000
50%Allen Community CollegeIola, KS2,000
57%Neosho County Community CollegeChanute, KS2,000
56%Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinson, KS6,000
55%Colby Community CollegeColby, KS1,000
55%Cowley County Community CollegeArkansas City, KS3,000
50%Garden City Community CollegeGarden City, KS2,000
49%Highland Community CollegeHighland, KS3,000
48%Seward County Community College and Area Technical SchoolLiberal, KS2,000
45%Barton Community CollegeGreat Bend, KS5,000
41%Dodge City Community CollegeDodge City, KS2,000
38%Manhattan Area Technical CollegeManhattan, KS1,000
32%Cloud County Community CollegeConcordia, KS2,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Kansas in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.