Pratt Community College

Tel: (620)672-5641
1,541 students
Public institution
Pratt Community College is built on a reputation of academic excellence, a solid technical education, concern for the individual student, and extensive faculty and staff support to assure student success. Here, we have people who care about you because we recognize that when you succeed, we succeed. Failure to serve our students is not a part of our vocabulary. We view students as our customers, and we are sensitive to your need for courteous and responsive customer service. Education and service are what we are all about. Furthermore, we all can have fun doing it together. That's why we have a great student activity program.
School Highlights
Pratt Community College serves 1,541 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Pratt Community College is the only community colleges within Pratt County, KS.
The nearest community college is Barton County Community College (49.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
College Pratt 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 39 staff
61 staff
Pratt Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,541 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 142% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,541 students 1,315 students
Pratt Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Pratt Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 741 students
815 students
Pratt Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 800 students
1,061 students
Pratt Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pratt Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pratt Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Pratt Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Pratt Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Pratt Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Pratt Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Pratt Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Pratt Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Pratt Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Pratt 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. 0.46 0.70
Pratt Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,140 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,432 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,140 $5,590
Pratt Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,432 $10,086
Pratt Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 356 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Pratt Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1938, PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. We offer a well-rounded general education for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and we meet the needs of the student desiring the skills needed to enter directly into the workforce. Some of our hallmark programs include Electric Power Technology, Ag Power Technology, Automotive Technology, and Nursing. We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation reflects the high quality of our academic and technical programs. PCC is situated on an 80-acre campus. The main campus facility, completed in 1968, houses the administrative and student services offices, classrooms, learning resource center, Carpenter Auditorium, Delmar Riney Art Gallery and the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. The campus also includes a vocational classroom facility, indoor and outdoor rodeo facilities, an Automotive Technology facility, the Riney Student Conference Center, Stanion Indoor Baseball/Softball Practice Facility, Stanion Baseball Field, the recently expanded Center for Electrical Power Technology and Chandler Hall - a nursing/allied health and arts building - completed in 2003. PCC provides an active campus environment for over 280 residents housed in five residence halls. The two newest facilities, North Hall and Scholarship Hall, were completed in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In addition to numerous student activities, the college offers over a dozen student organizations and clubs with additional opportunities to participate in music, arts, and athletics – both collegiate and intramural. PCC is a member of the highly competitive NJCAA Region VI, Jayhawk West Conference and offers 7 men's and 8 women's programs, including wrestling added in 2006. While the average daily attendance on-campus averages 500-600 students, we service more than 3,000 students annually. These students consist of full-time, part-time, on and off-campus. PCC is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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.