Donnelly College

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  • Donnelly College, located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on “those who might not otherwise be served.” Today, Donnelly continues that tradition by providing access and affordable education within a culture that promotes student success and by serving as the region’s only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. Our community is proud of the rich racial and ethnic diversity of our students, staff and faculty and how that diversity supports our learning environment. Through a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates. To find out more, please visit www.donnelly.edu.
School Highlights
  • Donnelly College serves 474 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
  • Donnelly College is one of 2 community colleges within Wyandotte County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Concorde Career College-Kansas City (4.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Donnelly College (KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 32 staff 53 staff
Donnelly College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 474 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 474 students 1,479 students
Donnelly College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 27:1
Donnelly College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 269 students 653 students
Donnelly College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 205 students 826 students
Donnelly College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Donnelly College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
45 299
Donnelly College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Donnelly College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
7%
2%
Donnelly College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
42%
9%
Donnelly College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
30%
8%
Donnelly College Black (2007-2016)
% White
11%
72%
Donnelly College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Donnelly College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
6%
2%
Donnelly College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Donnelly 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. 0.71 0.46
Donnelly College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $25,400 $34,000
Donnelly College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 90%
Donnelly College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,176 $9,500
Donnelly College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 $5,454
Donnelly College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 98% 74%
Donnelly College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Campus Ministry, Drill Team, Intramural Sports, Library Activities Committee, Phi Theta Kappa, Soccer Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Walking Club Drill Team, Soccer Club, Student Senate, Walking Club, Campus Ministry,
Intramural Sports,
Library Activities Committee,
Phi Theta Kappa,
Student Activities Committee,
Student Ambassadors,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • About: Donnelly is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on those who might not otherwise be served.
  • Today, Donnelly continues that proud tradition by providing access and affordable education within a culture that promotes student success, and by serving as the region's only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. Our community is proud of the rich racial and ethnic diversity of our students, staff and faculty and how that diversity supports our learning environment.Through a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees.
  • Admissions Policy: Donnelly maintains an open admissions policy. Any high-school graduate or GED holder, as well as individuals meeting appropriate testing standards, is eligible to enroll. 

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,479 per year for in-state students and $4,516 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,044 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.