• 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 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)

Top Rankings

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,488 teachers has grown by 150% over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
(MO) 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
1,488 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,085 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,915 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,170 students
1,203 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
103 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,915 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,170 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
204 students
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
11%
4%
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% Black
12%
7%
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% White
65%
62%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
3%
21%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.56
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
34%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$30,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MO by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
$5,280
$4,464
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,900
$6,120
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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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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)

Did You Know?

Jackson County, MO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Jackson County, MO is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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