Wright Career College

10700 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
KS, 66210-1616
Tel: (913)385-7700
2,230 students
Private not-for-profit

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School Highlights:
Wright Career College serves 2,230 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Wright Career College is one of 4 community colleges within Johnson County, KS.
The nearest community college is Anthem College-Kansas City (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wright Career College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,230 teachers has grown by 177% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 0:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,230 students
1,287 students
Wright Career College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,230 students
832 students
Wright Career College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Wright Career College sch enrollment Wright Career College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
11%
1%
% Asian
14%
2%
Wright Career College Asian (2011-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
12%
7%
Wright Career College Hispanic (2010-2012)
% Black
20%
12%
Wright Career College Black (2010-2012)
% White
43%
66%
Wright Career College White (2010-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Wright Career College sch ethnicity Wright Career College sta ethnicity
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. 0.73 0.45
Wright Career College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $11,640 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,640 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $11,640 $5,890
Wright Career College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,640 $10,050
Wright Career College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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