Colby Community College

Tel: (785)462-3984
  • 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 is Northwest Kansas Technical College (34.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Colby 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 Faculty69 staff62 staff
Colby Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,508 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,508 students1,551 students
Colby Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:127:1
Colby Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students682 students653 students
Colby Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students826 students898 students
Colby Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Colby Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Colby Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Colby Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2010)
% Asian
Colby Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Colby Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Colby Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Colby Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Colby Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Colby Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.46
Colby Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Colby Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$34,000
Colby Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,110 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,640 is more than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,110$3,503
Colby Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,640$4,523
Colby Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%90%
Colby Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$9,500
Colby Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,454
Colby Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $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 score 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.