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.
- 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|
|Total Faculty||66 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,891 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||653 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,238 students||898 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,100||$34,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Labette Community College is Neosho County Community College (25.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,212 students | 25.30 Mi800 W 14th St
Chanute,  KS  66720
- 945 students | 27.30 Mi1057 West College Avenue
Independence,  KS  67301
- 1,608 students | 29.20 Mi400 W 11th St
Coffeyville,  KS  67337
- 2,274 students | 38.40 Mi200 I St NE
Miami,  OK  74354
- 2,628 students | 42.10 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
Iola,  KS  66749
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.