Colby Community College

Tel: (785)462-3984
1,508 students
Public institution
  • 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 29%.
  • Colby Community College is the only community colleges within Thomas County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Northwest Kansas Technical College (34.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Colby Community College (KS) 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
Total Faculty 69 staff 62 staff
Colby Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,508 has grown by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,508 students 1,383 students
Colby Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 27:1
Colby Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 682 students 682 students
Colby Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 826 students 826 students
Colby Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Colby Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
315 300
% Asian
Colby Community College Asian (2008-2015)
% Hispanic
Colby Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Colby Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Colby Community College White (2007-2015)
% Non Resident races
Colby Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
Colby 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. 0.22 0.48
Colby Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,040 is more than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,704 is more than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,040 $2,910
Colby Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,704 $4,032
Colby Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 90%
Colby Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In addition to the main 80-acre campus in Colby, the college operates a 60-acre agricultural center east of the city. Students in agriculture-related programs utilize the college farm as a hands-on laboratory and training facility. A pioneer in outreach education, CCC accommodates hundreds of off-campus students by offering classes at 27 locations in the 14-county service area. Colby Community College offers a myriad of choices when it comes to selecting a program of study. There are over 60 academic and vocational programs to choose from in many of today's high-demand career fields. Academic programs focus on fulfilling general education requirements to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year institution or entry into the job market. Vocational programs feature two years of intensive training preparing students for employment immediately upon graduation. Colby Community College is a member of the prestigious, nationally-known Jayhawk Conference. Varsity sports include basketball, wrestling, volleyball, track, cross country, softball, baseball and rodeo. In addition, CCC has an enthusiastic cheerleading squad and Troianns Dance Team. Students at CCC enjoy a variety of activities including intramural sports and a variety of clubs and organizations. The college also offers a fitness center and indoor swimming pool for both student and public use. Colby Community College is coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. We have several new majors including Massage Therapy, Feedlot Certification, and Alternative Energy. We will be adding more new majors soon-call Admissions for that Information!

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 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 0.48, 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.