Labette Community College

  • Labette Community College provides affordable and accessible quality teaching and lifelong learning opportunities in a supportive environment that is respectful of individual values and social diversity, personal and community goals, and the needs of the ever-changing local and global economy.

School Highlights

Labette Community College serves 2,178 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Labette Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/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 Faculty66 staff66 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Labette Community College has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The Labette Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,178 students1,667 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:126:1
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# Full-Time Students661 students682 students
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# Part-Time Students1,517 students985 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
12%
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% Black
4%
9%
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% White
76%
64%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.410.56
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College Completion Rate
22%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $3,378. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,450 is less than the state average of $4,337. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,700$3,378
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,450$4,337
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,605$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,495
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College has evolved from a city college primarily serving those students who wished to transfer to a four-year institution to a comprehensive community college offering transfer degrees, professional/technical degrees and certificates, continuing education, customized training for business and industry, lifelong learning opportunities, and a variety of programs and services for Southeast Kansas and the four-state region. The Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in General Studies (AGS) degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a baccalaureate degree. All degrees and concentrations available at LCC are described in this catalog. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is for students who plan to seek employment after completing an associate degree in a professional/technical area. Labette Community College has a tradition of bringing musical events, theatrical productions and art displays to the people of Southeast Kansas. Parsons Kansas was founded in 1870. Parsons is located in an area of flat plains and rolling hills in northern Labette, [LB], County. Historically, Parsons began as a railroad town and it is still a transportation hub served by the Union Pacific and highways US-59, US-400, and US-160.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Labette Community College is Neosho County Community College (25.5 miles away).
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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.