• 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 1,464 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,464 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,700
  • Out-state tuition: $3,450
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 155 teachers has grown by 134% over five years.
Labette 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
155 staff
156 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Labette Community College has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Labette Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,464 students
1,459 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
518 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
946 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
102 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
518 students
628 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
946 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
342 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
14%
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% Black
7%
9%
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% White
75%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.42
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.6%
2.09%
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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)
$31,100
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,700 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 $3,450 is less than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,700
$3,484
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,450
$4,443
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$8,892
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,467
$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

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Labette Community College cost?

Labette Community College's tuition is approximately $2,700 for In-State students and $3,450 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,464 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,700
  • Out-state tuition: $3,450
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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