Allen County Community College

1801 N Cottonwood
Iola, KS 66749-0000
Tel: (620)365-5116
  • The purpose of Allen County Community College is to make quality education and support services available in a caring atmosphere to all who seek them within the service area. Based on the belief that learning and self-improvement are continuous processes, the College is committed to providing a wide range of educational programs to assist all students in reaching their academic, occupational, and personal potential at a reasonable cost.
School Highlights
  • Allen County Community College serves 2,628 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Allen County Community College is the only community colleges within Allen County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Neosho County Community College (19.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Allen County Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty80 staff62 staff
Allen County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,628 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,628 students1,551 students
Allen County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
Allen County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,198 students653 students
Allen County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,430 students898 students
Allen County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Allen County Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Allen County Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Allen County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Allen County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Allen County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Allen County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Allen County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Allen County Community College Non Resident (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Allen County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS 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.0.270.46
Allen County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Allen County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$34,000
Allen County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,784 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $2,784 is less than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,784$3,503
Allen County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$2,784$4,523
Allen County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%90%
Allen County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,900$9,500
Allen County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,089$5,454
Allen County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Allen County Community College is located at the north edge of Iola and has a modern campus which compliments the gently rolling hills of the Neosho River Valley. Iola, served by U.S. Highways 54 and 169, is within a two-hour drive of Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka, as well as Joplin, Missouri, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since 1923, Allen County Community College has provided exceptional educational services to the citizens of Kansas. Quality and access have been primary concerns of the College from its beginning. The college now enrolls approximately 2,500 students each semester in the programs offered on the campuses in Iola and Burlingame, over Interactive Television, on the Internet, and at the outreach sites located within the six-county service area. ACCC will remain cognizant of the needs of its service area and responsive to those needs with new programs and services that can be implemented quickly, effectively, and efficiently. ACCC's quality comes in large part from its competent faculty who are dedicated to the art of teaching. Both those who are employed full-time at the College and those who teach on an adjunct basis are committed to their students and encourage excellence. Complementing the faculty are excellent student services and support staff who have committed themselves to the concepts of student success and service. Outstanding physical facilities are available on and off campus. The main campus provides one of the finest community college libraries in the state and an excellent instructional resource center, both of which are available to all students who take classes from the College. Modern equipment and teaching aids are available to all instructors and students at all of our sites.

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.