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Kansas City Kansas Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn about the degree programs Kansas City Kansas Community College offers. Research its academics, and get admission and financial aid info to make an informed decision.

About Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), founded in 1923, is an urban public college offers general and technical education to all members of Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. The college prides itself on being an open door, accessible college with a diverse population.

KCKCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is part of the North Central Association and the Kansas Board of Regents. Specific programs may also be accredited by other agencies. The college is currently adding new athletic facilities.


The college's five academic divisions include Mathematics, Science & Computer Technology; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Allied Health & Nursing; Business & Continuing Education and Humanities & Fine Arts. Associate in Arts programs include journalism, history, economics, philosophy, music and pre-social work. Associate in Science programs are offered in the life sciences, forensic chemistry, environmental studies, computer engineering technology and a number of allied health preparation areas, such as pre-veterinary and pre-nursing.

The Technical Education Center at KCKCC features 20 certificate programs designed to prepare students for a variety of technical and industrial careers, including automotive technology and firefighting. A program called Career Pathways assists high school students from the ninth grade on in training for a career. The program helps students obtain an associate's or bachelor's degree while saving in tuition.

Online, weekend and evening courses are available. The online courses are not usually self-paced, so students should be prepared to log in often. Additional student services include on-campus day care, employment services and academic-career counseling. The library at KCKCC has over 70,000 books and other materials plus thousands of electronic documents.


The school admits anyone who has graduate high school or is 18 years of age and possesses a GED. All first-time students are required to take a placement test and submit transcripts. Students can complete the online admissions application or submit the application to the admissions office. After submitting all of the necessary materials, the school encourages students to participate in the advising session. Although students can submit an application at any time, students wishing to begin their studies in a specific semester may need to submit their applications well before enrollment begins. In fall 2011, 38% of students attended the college full-time.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the 2012-2013 school year, tuition for in-state students was $75 per credit hour. The tuition for in-state students attending a program from the Technology Education Center (TEC) was $69 per credit hour. Out-of-state students paid $187 per credit hour, and out-of-state TEC students paid $289 per credit hour. The estimated cost for books and supplies was $1,138 for the 2011-2012 school year. Additional fees may apply to online and blended courses, and specific courses may also have extra costs.

KCKCC offers financial aid, including a variety of scholarships. Students looking for additional forms of income can also participate in work-study programs or the America Reads and America Counts programs.

School Type 2-year, Public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body 7,555 students in 2011 (all undergraduate)*
Student Housing None*
Schools and Programs Five academic divisions; more than 90 associate's programs and about 30 certificate programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 17 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associate's: Liberal Arts and Sciences (281)
Certificate: Health Professions and Related Programs (500)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 23% overall for students who began in 2008*
Admission Rate Open Admissions*
Entering Class Size 1,907 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates In 2011: 55% (full-time students)*
Application Due Date Regular fall enrollment begins in August**
Tuition (2011-2012) $21,088 for in-state students, $24,208 for out-of-state students (includes all estimated expenses for the academic year)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For first-time students in 2011: Federal grants (56%), institutional grants/scholarships (13%), student loan aid (30%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 71% of first-time students in 2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Kansas City Kansas Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions and Records Office, J. Paul Jewell Student Center, 7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66112
  • Phone: 913-334-1100
  • Website: www.kckcc.edu

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