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 1,868 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Top Rankings

Fort Scott Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fort Scott Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty77 staff66 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fort Scott Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The Fort Scott Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 80% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,868 students1,667 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:126:1
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# Full-Time Students883 students682 students
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# Part-Time Students985 students985 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
322342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
7%
9%
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% White
77%
64%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.400.56
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College Completion Rate
28%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,600$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,760 is less than the state average of $3,378. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,440 is more than the state average of $4,337. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,760$3,378
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,440$4,337
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,495
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Fort Scott Community College is Cottey College (19.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Cottey College
    Private not-for-profit
    271 students | 19.10 Mi1000 W Austin
    Nevada, MO 64772
    (417) 667-8181
    19.10271
  • 2,540 students | 38.10 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola, KS 66749
    (620) 365-5116
    38.102,540
  • 1,968 students | 42.00 Mi800 W 14th St
    Chanute, KS 66720
    (620) 431-2820
    42.001,968
  • 2,178 students | 44.20 Mi200 S 14th
    Parsons, KS 67357
    (620) 421-6700
    44.202,178
  • 1,897 students | 65.50 Mi200 I St NE
    Miami, OK 74354
    (918) 542-8441
    65.501,897
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,378 per year for in-state students and $4,337 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,303 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.