Colby Community College

  • Colby Community College provides effective tools to advance learning opportunities that fulfill the educational goals of all students, while supporting lifelong learning experiences that meet the needs of the communities it serves.
School Highlights
  • Colby Community College serves 1,508 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Colby Community College is the only community colleges within Thomas County, KS.
  • The nearest community college to Colby Community College is Northwest Kansas Technical College (34.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Colby Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty69 staff62 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Colby Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Colby Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,508 students1,551 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:127:1
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# Full-Time Students682 students653 students
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# Part-Time Students826 students898 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
315300
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
9%
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% Black
2%
8%
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% White
88%
72%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.46
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College Completion Rate
35%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$34,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $121 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $175 is less than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$121$3,503
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Out-State Tuition Fees$175$4,523
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Tuition NotesPer credit hour rates. Additional rates available for regional states.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,454
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Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Dance, Equestrian,
Softball, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Vocal Music
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Colby Community College is located in northwest Kansas, approximately 50 miles from the Nebraska and Colorado borders. From a humble beginning of the 99 students in 1964, CCC now serves more than 1,900 students annually. In addition to an 80-acre main campus, CCC has a 60-acre farm used as a hands-on laboratory and training facility. The college also accommodates hundreds of off-campus students through face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.
  • A number of studies conclude CCC is a solid educational investment. Colby has a strong history of student performance, including the highest retention rate and the highest graduation rate among all Kansas community colleges in 2018 and 2019. 

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Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.