Allen County Community College

  • 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 2,407 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

Allen County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 117% over five years.
Allen County Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty148 staff156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Allen County Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Allen County Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,407 students1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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# Full-Time Students1,017 students777 students
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# Part-Time Students1,390 students957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
312 students342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
14%
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% Black
6%
8%
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% White
78%
62%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.380.58
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College Completion Rate
38%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,000$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,784 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $2,784 is less than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,784$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees$2,784$4,443
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,432$5,466
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Allen County Community College is Neosho County Community College (18.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,898 students | 18.90 Mi800 W 14th St
    Chanute, KS 66720
    (620) 431-2820
    18.901,898
  • 1,827 students | 38.10 Mi2108 S Horton
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
    (620) 223-2700
    38.101,827
  • 1,719 students | 42.10 Mi200 S 14th
    Parsons, KS 67357
    (620) 421-6700
    42.101,719
  • 890 students | 54.30 Mi1057 West College Avenue
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 331-4100
    54.30890
  • 1,514 students | 55.80 Mi3301 W 18th St
    Emporia, KS 66801
    (620) 343-4600
    55.801,514
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For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,484 per year for in-state students and $4,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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