Fort Scott Community College

Tel: (620)223-2700
1,816 students
Public institution
  • FSCC takes pride in being the oldest continuous community college in the state of Kansas, founded in 1919. At Fort Scott Community College, our students are part of our large family. The college's employees and board members strive to help students acheive their educational goals while maintaining the small town atmosphere that Fort Scottis famous for.
School Highlights
Fort Scott Community College serves 1,816 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Fort Scott Community College is the only community colleges within Bourbon County, KS.
The nearest community college is Cottey College (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Fort Scott Community College (KS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 77 staff
62 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,816 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,816 students 1,383 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
# Full-Time Students 918 students
682 students
# Part-Time Students 898 students
826 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 222 300
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.48

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,580 is less than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,260 is more than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,580 $2,910
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,260 $4,032
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The rich historical tapestry of Fort Scott and Southeast Kansas are a part of the classroom experience at FSCC. With courses in United States history, History of Civilization, History of American Sports, the American West, on campus and online classes, FSCC is the place to explore what history has to offer! History instruction at Fort Scott Community College is designed to meet the general education requirements in four-year schools as well as to provide the student a basic foundation for liberal arts and social science courses. Fort Scott Community College gives student the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. The four-week Commercial Truck Driving Program at Fort Scott Community College will allow students to earn 11 hours of college credit in preparation for the Commercial Driving License (CDL) examination for operating vehicles in interstate commerce.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Cottey College
    Private, non-profit
    269 students | 18.90 Mi1000 W Austin
    Nevada MO  64772
  • 2,628 students | 38.40 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola KS  66749
  • 2,212 students | 42.20 Mi800 W 14th St
    Chanute KS  66720
  • 1,891 students | 44.30 Mi200 S 14th
    Parsons KS  67357
  • Vatterott College-Joplin
    Private for-profit
    264 students | 52.00 Mi809 Illinois
    Joplin MO  64801
Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.