Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Tel: (816)604-1000
20,141 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 20,141 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is one of 7 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
The nearest community college is Heritage College-Kansas City (6.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 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 Public

Student Body

The student population of 20,141 teachers has grown by 263% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,141 students
1,287 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
7,736 students
832 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 12,405 students
1,021 students
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City sch enrollment Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Black (2006-2012)
% White
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City More (2008-2012)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City sch ethnicity Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City 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. 0.40 0.45
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,710 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,330 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,710 $5,890
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,330 $10,050
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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