Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Tel: (816)604-1000
18,222 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 18,222 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is one of 5 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
The nearest community college is Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City (6.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 595 teachers has grown by 262% over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (MO) 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 Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 595 staff 24 staff
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 18,222 has grown by 193% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,222 students 580 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 28:1
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 6,983 students 396 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 11,239 students 501 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
1%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
7%
3%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
11%
9%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Black (2006-2014)
% White
73%
67%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
5%
1%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City More (2008-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
1%
19%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.45 0.51
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,710 is more than the state average of $3,690. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,330 is more than the state average of $4,950. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $3,690
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,330 $4,950
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 94%
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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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