Independence Community College

  • Independence Community College provides quality higher education, lifelong learning, economic development, cultural enrichment and global awareness for its community through transfer, technical, community and college preparatory education programs.
School Highlights
  • Independence Community College serves 945 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Independence Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Montgomery County, KS.
  • The nearest community college to Independence Community College is Coffeyville Community College (12.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Independence Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Independence 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 Faculty53 staff62 staff
Independence Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Independence Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Independence Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment945 students1,551 students
Independence Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:127:1
Independence Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students537 students653 students
Independence Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students408 students898 students
Independence Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Independence Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Independence Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Independence Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Independence Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Independence Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Independence Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Independence Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Independence Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Independence Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Independence Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.380.46
Independence Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Independence Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,300$34,000
Independence Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,376 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,656 is more than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,376$3,503
Independence Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,656$4,523
Independence Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%90%
Independence Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,980$9,500
Independence Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,789$5,454
Independence Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Independence Community College (ICC) is located south of Independence, Kansas, on 68 acres of beautiful rolling grounds. Independence, a city of 11,000 population located in southeastern Kansas, is the county seat of Montgomery County. The ICC campus is part of the area's civic and cultural excellence. ICC is an educational service center for communities in the Southeast Kansas area. It attracts students from not only area high schools but also from out-of-state and from several foreign countries. Thousands of students have attended ICC since it was founded in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system. Until 1970 the students attended classes in the senior high school buildings. The 68-acre campus includes the Academic Building, Fine Arts Building, Student Union, Cessna Learning Center, Field House, Administration Building, parking lots, athletic and physical education practice fields, a lake, and a 96-bed multi-structure living center complex, as well as a new 200 bed residence hall. The ICC School of Cosmetology, Adult Basic Education, and the Safety, Health and Wellness offices are located off-campus at the Downtown Learning Center in the Independence Corporate Office Building in downtown Independence.

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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.