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 586 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

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 community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Donnelly College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty29 staff156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Donnelly College has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Donnelly College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment586 students1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:112:1
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# Full-Time Students216 students777 students
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# Part-Time Students370 students957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
6%
3%
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% Hispanic
39%
14%
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% Black
32%
8%
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% White
18%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.710.58
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,400$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,029$5,466
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Acceptance Rate98%98%
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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: 2020 (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.

Profile last updated: 07/14/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Donnelly College is Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (4.4 miles away).
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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.

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