- 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.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City serves 13,085 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 13,085 students
- In-state tuition: $5,280
- Out-state tuition: $6,900
- Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
- Minority enrollment: 35%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:
The teacher population of 1,488 teachers has grown by 150% over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
(MO) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $5,280 is more than the state average of $4,464. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,900 is more than the state average of $6,120. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City cost?
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City's tuition is approximately $5,280 for In-State students and $6,900 for Out-State students.
What is Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City's ranking?
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Largest student body.
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