Independence Community College

1057 West College Avenue
Independence, KS 67301
Tel: (620)331-4100
1,031 students
Public institution
Independence Community College provides quality higher education, lifelong learning, economic development, cultural enrichment and global awareness for its community through transfer, technical, community and college preparatory education programs.
School Highlights:
Independence Community College serves 1,031 students (55.77% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Independence Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Montgomery County, KS.
The nearest community college is Coffeyville Community College (12.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
College Independence Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 49 staff
61 staff
Independence Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,031 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,031 students 1,296 students
Independence Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
Independence Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 575 students
810 students
Independence Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 456 students
1,036 students
Independence Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Independence Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Independence Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Independence Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Independence Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Independence Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Independence Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Independence Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Independence Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Independence Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.35 0.53
Independence Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,752 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,032 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,752 $5,694
Independence Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,032 $10,252
Independence Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 274 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
Independence Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Independence Community College (ICC) is located south of Independence, Kansas, on 68 acres of beautiful rolling grounds. Independence, a city of 11,000 population located in southeastern Kansas, is the county seat of Montgomery County. The ICC campus is part of the area's civic and cultural excellence. ICC is an educational service center for communities in the Southeast Kansas area. It attracts students from not only area high schools but also from out-of-state and from several foreign countries. Thousands of students have attended ICC since it was founded in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system. Until 1970 the students attended classes in the senior high school buildings. The 68-acre campus includes the Academic Building, Fine Arts Building, Student Union, Cessna Learning Center, Field House, Administration Building, parking lots, athletic and physical education practice fields, a lake, and a 96-bed multi-structure living center complex, as well as a new 200 bed residence hall. The ICC School of Cosmetology, Adult Basic Education, and the Safety, Health and Wellness offices are located off-campus at the Downtown Learning Center in the Independence Corporate Office Building in downtown Independence.

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,243 per year for in-state students and $5,164 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,701 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kansas is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.