• 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 15,770 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,770 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,280
  • Out-state tuition: $6,900
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • 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 807% over five years.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
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
102 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,770 students
1,850 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,522 students
680 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,248 students
1,170 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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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
184 students
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
12%
5%
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% Black
15%
10%
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% White
59%
60%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and the percentage of White community college students in MO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
7%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
2%
19%
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
0.61
0.59
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College Completion Rate
24%
32%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$30,100
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 $4,978. 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 $6,468. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,280
$4,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,900
$6,468
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
91%
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 2019-20 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 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
83%
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: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,770 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,280
  • Out-state tuition: $6,900
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Jackson County, MO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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