• 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 798 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 798 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,376
  • Out-state tuition: $4,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • 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 111% over five years.
Independence Community College
(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Independence Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
798 students
1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
412 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
386 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
672 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
412 students
628 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
386 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
280 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
10%
14%
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% Black
26%
9%
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% White
47%
63%
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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
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.70
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
39%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.65%
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 17% 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 grown by 7% 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
96%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,500
$8,892
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,467
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Independence Community College cost?

Independence Community College's tuition is approximately $3,376 for In-State students and $4,656 for Out-State students.

What is Independence Community College's ranking?

Independence Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kansas for: Diversity in US community colleges, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 798 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,376
  • Out-state tuition: $4,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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