Labette Community College

Tel: (620)421-6700
  • 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 1,891 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
  • Labette Community College is the only community colleges within Labette County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Neosho County Community College (25.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Labette Community College (KS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 66 staff 53 staff
Labette Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,891 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,891 students 1,479 students
Labette Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 27:1
Labette Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 653 students 653 students
Labette Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,238 students 826 students
Labette Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Labette Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Labette Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Labette Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
9%
Labette Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
8%
Labette Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
84%
72%
Labette Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Labette Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Labette Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Labette 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. 0.29 0.46
Labette Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
9%
-
Labette Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,100 -
Labette Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,700 is less than the state average of $3,479. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,450 is less than the state average of $4,516. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,700 $3,479
Labette Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,450 $4,516
Labette Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 90%
Labette Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,000 -
Labette Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,885 -
Labette Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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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 $13,752 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.