• 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 890 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 890 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,376
  • Out-state tuition: $4,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Independence Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Independence Community College
(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
112 staff
156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Independence Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Independence Community College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
890 students
1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
477 students
777 students
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# Part-Time Students
413 students
957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
280 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
14%
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% Black
20%
8%
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% White
52%
62%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.67
0.58
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College Completion Rate
30%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,300
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,376 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,656 is more than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,376
$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,656
$4,443
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,466
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 890 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,376
  • Out-state tuition: $4,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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