Independence Community College

1057 West College Avenue
Independence, KS 67301-0708
Tel: (620)331-4100
  • 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).
  • 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 is Coffeyville Community College (12.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Independence Community College (KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 53 staff 53 staff
Independence Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 945 has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 945 students 1,479 students
Independence Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 27:1
Independence Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 537 students 653 students
Independence Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 408 students 826 students
Independence Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Independence Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
- 299
Independence Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
Independence Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
Independence Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
9%
Independence Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
8%
Independence Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
78%
72%
Independence Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Independence Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Independence Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
4%
Independence Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.46
Independence Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
27%
36%
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 $3,479. 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 $4,516. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,376 $3,479
Independence Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,656 $4,516
Independence Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 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 $3,479 per year for in-state students and $4,516 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,044 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.