Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

  • Located in a serene setting overlooking Longview Lake, Longview Community College is an artist's delight with its picturesque landscape surrounded in part by the white fencing that encircled the historic Longview Farm in its day.
School Highlights
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City serves 18,222 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is one of 7 community colleges within Jackson County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City is Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City (6.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City places among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 595 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty595 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment18,222 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
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# Full-Time Students6,983 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students11,239 students612 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
7%
3%
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% Black
11%
9%
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% White
73%
67%
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% Two or more races
5%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
1%
19%
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Diversity Score0.450.51
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College Completion Rate
16%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,280 is less than the state average of $5,754. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,900 is less than the state average of $7,141. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,280$5,754
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,900$7,141
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,099$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The history of Longview Community College is closely connected to the R.A. Long family. Long was a pioneer lumber baron whose country home, the magnificent Longview Mansion, was the focal point of the Longview Farm. In 1968, Long's daughters donated a 146-acre tract of land, formerly part of the Longview Farm, to the District for the purpose of building a college. The District targeted 1969 as the opening date. Over the years, Longview has built a tradition of excellence with its premier Program for Adult College Education (PACE), a nationally-acclaimed Automotive Technology program, exceptional Engineering and Human Services programs, and Writing Across the Curriculum. The writing program garnered national recognition for the college in 2001 when Longview was honored as a TIME magazine/ The Princeton Review "College of the Year" (the first community college to receive the honor). In 2003, Longview was designated by the New Media Consortium as a New Media Center for its innovation in the use of technology for teaching and learning. As a comprehensive system, the colleges offer transfer programs and nearly 70 occupational programs ranging from automotive technology to veterinary technology. The student body is characteristic of community college enrollments; students and staff reflect the ethnicity of the diverse local population. In addition, Longview has gained recognition for its ABLE program, which serves students with learning disabilities and brain injuries; Phi Theta Kappa honor society; and an award-winning Forensics program. A strong Community Education program offers noncredit learning opportunities for children, adults, and special populations.

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Did You Know?
Kansas City community colleges have a diversity score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas City is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.