Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Tel: (816)604-1000
19,234 students
Public institution
Located in a serene setting overlooking Longview Lake, Longview Community College is an artist's delight with its picturesque landscape surrounded in part by the white fencing that encircled the historic Longview Farm in its day.
School Highlights:
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City serves 19,234 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is equalto than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is one of 6 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
The nearest community college is Heritage College-Kansas City (6.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 673 teachers has grown by 300% over five years.
College Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 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 673 staff
61 staff
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,234 has grown by 228% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,234 students 1,296 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,825 students
814 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,409 students
1,040 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
9%
21%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
15%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Black (2006-2013)
% White
65%
51%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
3%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Unknown (2006-2013)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 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. 0.54 0.68
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,190 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,810 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,190 $5,660
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,810 $10,250
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55%
89%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The history of Longview Community College is closely connected to the R.A. Long family. Long was a pioneer lumber baron whose country home, the magnificent Longview Mansion, was the focal point of the Longview Farm. In 1968, Long's daughters donated a 146-acre tract of land, formerly part of the Longview Farm, to the District for the purpose of building a college. The District targeted 1969 as the opening date. Over the years, Longview has built a tradition of excellence with its premier Program for Adult College Education (PACE), a nationally-acclaimed Automotive Technology program, exceptional Engineering and Human Services programs, and Writing Across the Curriculum. The writing program garnered national recognition for the college in 2001 when Longview was honored as a TIME magazine/ The Princeton Review "College of the Year" (the first community college to receive the honor). In 2003, Longview was designated by the New Media Consortium as a New Media Center for its innovation in the use of technology for teaching and learning. As a comprehensive system, the colleges offer transfer programs and nearly 70 occupational programs ranging from automotive technology to veterinary technology. The student body is characteristic of community college enrollments; students and staff reflect the ethnicity of the diverse local population. In addition, Longview has gained recognition for its ABLE program, which serves students with learning disabilities and brain injuries; Phi Theta Kappa honor society; and an award-winning Forensics program. A strong Community Education program offers noncredit learning opportunities for children, adults, and special populations.

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