• FSCC takes pride in being the oldest continuous community college in the state of Kansas, founded in 1919. At Fort Scott Community College, our students are part of our large family. The college's employees and board members strive to help students acheive their educational goals while maintaining the small town atmosphere that Fort Scottis famous for.

School Highlights

Fort Scott Community College serves 1,617 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,617 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,760
  • Out-state tuition: $4,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 170 teachers has grown by 120% over five years.
Fort Scott 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
170 staff
156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fort Scott Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Fort Scott Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,617 students
1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
729 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
888 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
127 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
729 students
628 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
888 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
371 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
14%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
82%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.32
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
39%
39%
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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)
$29,600
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,760
$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,440
$4,443
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,750
$8,892
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,467
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The rich historical tapestry of Fort Scott and Southeast Kansas are a part of the classroom experience at FSCC. With courses in United States history, History of Civilization, History of American Sports, the American West, on campus and online classes, FSCC is the place to explore what history has to offer! History instruction at Fort Scott Community College is designed to meet the general education requirements in four-year schools as well as to provide the student a basic foundation for liberal arts and social science courses. Fort Scott Community College gives student the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. The four-week Commercial Truck Driving Program at Fort Scott Community College will allow students to earn 11 hours of college credit in preparation for the Commercial Driving License (CDL) examination for operating vehicles in interstate commerce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fort Scott Community College cost?

Fort Scott Community College's tuition is approximately $2,760 for In-State students and $4,440 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,617 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,760
  • Out-state tuition: $4,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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