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:
highlights checkmark
Pratt Community College serves 1,541 students (48.09% of students are full-time).
highlights checkmark
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
highlights checkmark
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
highlights checkmark
Pratt Community College is the only community colleges within Pratt County, KS.
highlights checkmark
The nearest community college is Hutchinson Community College (49.15 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
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 teachers 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 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 131% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,541 students 1,294 students
Pratt Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
21:1
Pratt Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 741 students
822 students
Pratt Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 800 students
1,025 students
Pratt Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pratt Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Pratt Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
Pratt Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Pratt Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Pratt Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
72%
57%
Pratt Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
Pratt Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Pratt Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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. 0.44 0.53
Pratt Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,140 is less than the state average of $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,140 $5,694
Pratt Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,432 $10,252
Pratt Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 356 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Hutchinson
    1300 N Plum St
    HutchinsonKS 67501
    (620)665-3500
    49.15 Mi | 6,128 students
  • Great Bend
    245 NE 30th Road
    Great BendKS 67530
    (620)792-2701
    49.25 Mi | 6,391 students
  • Dodge City
    2501 N 14th Ave
    Dodge CityKS 67801
    (620)225-1321
    73.79 Mi | 1,785 students
  • Hesston
    Hesston College
    Private not-for-profit
    301 South Main
    HesstonKS 67062
    (620)327-4221
    74.79 Mi | 445 students
  • Wichita
    7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
    WichitaKS 67206
    (316)448-5400
    78.45 Mi | 375 students
Recent Articles
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community colleges have responded to the needs of working adults with online options.
Related School Videos
Pratt Community College 0:31

Pratt Community College
10 months ago

View more school videos

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 higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Wright Career College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.