Fort Scott Community College

  • 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 1,816 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Fort Scott Community College is the only community colleges within Bourbon County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Cottey College (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Fort Scott Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty77 staff62 staff
Fort Scott Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,816 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 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 declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,816 students1,551 students
Fort Scott Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:127:1
Fort Scott Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students918 students653 students
Fort Scott Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students898 students898 students
Fort Scott Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fort Scott Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Fort Scott Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Fort Scott Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Fort Scott Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Fort Scott Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fort Scott Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fort Scott Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fort Scott Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Fort Scott Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Fort Scott Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.46
Fort Scott Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fort Scott Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,600$34,000
Fort Scott Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,760$3,503
Fort Scott Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,440$4,523
Fort Scott Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%90%
Fort Scott Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$9,500
Fort Scott Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,454
Fort Scott Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Cottey College
    Private, non-profit
    269 students | 18.90 Mi1000 W Austin
    Nevada MO  64772
  • 2,628 students | 38.40 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola KS  66749
  • 2,212 students | 42.20 Mi800 W 14th St
    Chanute KS  66720
  • 1,891 students | 44.30 Mi200 S 14th
    Parsons KS  67357
  • Vatterott College-Joplin
    Private, for profit
    264 students | 52.00 Mi809 Illinois
    Joplin MO  64801
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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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.