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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 336 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • A Changed Skyline - 01/25/2021
    Donnelly's former academic building (read more about the history and future plans for the space) has been coming down rapidly due to the skilled work of the on-site crew. With ...moreMarian Hall situated closely on one side and the Community Event Center on the other, crews have carefully deconstructed the building from the top down. hide

Top Rankings

Donnelly College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Donnelly College
(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
29 staff
156 staff
This chart display total faculty of Donnelly College and community college average number of faculty in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Donnelly College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Donnelly College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
336 students
1,459 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Donnelly College and community college average number of enrollment of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Donnelly College and community college average student staff ratio of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
203 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
133 students
902 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Donnelly College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Donnelly College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of KS.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
230 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
203 students
628 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Donnelly College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
133 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
342 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Donnelly College and the community college average dormitory capacity of KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Donnelly College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Asian
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Donnelly College and the percentage of Asian community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
29%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Donnelly College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
41%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Donnelly College and the percentage of Black community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
12%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Donnelly College and the percentage of White community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Donnelly College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Donnelly College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Donnelly College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score
0.73
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Donnelly College and the community college average diversity score of KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
2.09%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.65%
0.65%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,400
$34,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Donnelly College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of KS by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Donnelly College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$8,892
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Donnelly College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,000
$5,467
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Donnelly College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
98%
98%
This chart display the percent admitted of Donnelly College and the community college average percent admitted of KS by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT Composite
n/a
21

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Activities Committee, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Travel Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Donnelly College?

The acceptance rate of Donnelly College is 98%, which is equal to the state average of 98%.

What is Donnelly College's ranking?

Donnelly College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kansas for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 88%
  • 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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