• 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 1,327 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,327 students
  • In-state tuition: $121
  • Out-state tuition: $175
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 72% over five years.
Colby Community College
(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
119 staff
156 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 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Colby Community College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,327 students
1,459 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
581 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
746 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
102 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
581 students
628 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
746 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
276 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
14%
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% Black
3%
9%
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% White
75%
63%
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.43
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.45%
2.09%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.65%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,000
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $121 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $175 is less than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$121
$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$175
$4,443
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Tuition Notes
Per credit hour rates. Additional rates available for regional states.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,793
$8,892
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,467
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
11 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Colby Community College cost?

Colby Community College's tuition is approximately $121 for In-State students and $175 for Out-State students.

What sports does Colby Community College offer?

Colby Community College offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,327 students
  • In-state tuition: $121
  • Out-state tuition: $175
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

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.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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