Labette Community College

Tel: (620)421-6700
1,933 students
Public institution
Labette Community College provides affordable and accessible quality teaching and lifelong learning opportunities in a supportive environment that is respectful of individual values and social diversity, personal and community goals, and the needs of the ever-changing local and global economy.
School Highlights:
Labette Community College serves 1,933 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is equalto than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Labette Community College is the only community colleges within Labette County, KS.
The nearest community college is Neosho County Community College (25.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
College Labette 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 70 staff
61 staff
Labette Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,933 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,933 students 1,296 students
Labette Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Labette Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 698 students
814 students
Labette Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,235 students
1,040 students
Labette Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Labette Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Labette Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Labette Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Labette Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Labette Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Labette Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Labette Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Labette Community College Unknown (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
Labette Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Labette 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. 0.34 0.68
Labette Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,580 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,330 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,580 $5,660
Labette Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,330 $10,250
Labette Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Labette Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The College has evolved from a city college primarily serving those students who wished to transfer to a four-year institution to a comprehensive community college offering transfer degrees, professional/technical degrees and certificates, continuing education, customized training for business and industry, lifelong learning opportunities, and a variety of programs and services for Southeast Kansas and the four-state region. The Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in General Studies (AGS) degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a baccalaureate degree. All degrees and concentrations available at LCC are described in this catalog. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is for students who plan to seek employment after completing an associate degree in a professional/technical area. Labette Community College has a tradition of bringing musical events, theatrical productions and art displays to the people of Southeast Kansas. Parsons Kansas was founded in 1870. Parsons is located in an area of flat plains and rolling hills in northern Labette, [LB], County. Historically, Parsons began as a railroad town and it is still a transportation hub served by the Union Pacific and highways US-59, US-400, and US-160.

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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 Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.