Pratt Community College
- Pratt Community College is built on a reputation of academic excellence, a solid technical education, concern for the individual student, and extensive faculty and staff support to assure student success. Here, we have people who care about you because we recognize that when you succeed, we succeed. Failure to serve our students is not a part of our vocabulary. We view students as our customers, and we are sensitive to your need for courteous and responsive customer service. Education and service are what we are all about. Furthermore, we all can have fun doing it together. That's why we have a great student activity program.
- The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Pratt 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||37 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,383 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||37:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||723 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||660 students||898 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||356||300|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,200||$34,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Founded in 1938, PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. We offer a well-rounded general education for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and we meet the needs of the student desiring the skills needed to enter directly into the workforce. Some of our hallmark programs include Electric Power Technology, Ag Power Technology, Automotive Technology, and Nursing. We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation reflects the high quality of our academic and technical programs. PCC is situated on an 80-acre campus. The main campus facility, completed in 1968, houses the administrative and student services offices, classrooms, learning resource center, Carpenter Auditorium, Delmar Riney Art Gallery and the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. The campus also includes a vocational classroom facility, indoor and outdoor rodeo facilities, an Automotive Technology facility, the Riney Student Conference Center, Stanion Indoor Baseball/Softball Practice Facility, Stanion Baseball Field, the recently expanded Center for Electrical Power Technology and Chandler Hall - a nursing/allied health and arts building - completed in 2003. PCC provides an active campus environment for over 280 residents housed in five residence halls. The two newest facilities, North Hall and Scholarship Hall, were completed in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In addition to numerous student activities, the college offers over a dozen student organizations and clubs with additional opportunities to participate in music, arts, and athletics – both collegiate and intramural. PCC is a member of the highly competitive NJCAA Region VI, Jayhawk West Conference and offers 7 men's and 8 women's programs, including wrestling added in 2006. While the average daily attendance on-campus averages 500-600 students, we service more than 3,000 students annually. These students consist of full-time, part-time, on and off-campus. PCC is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- The nearest community college to Pratt Community College is Barton County Community College (49.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,292 students | 49.20 Mi245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend,  KS  67530
- 5,718 students | 49.20 Mi1300 N Plum St
Hutchinson,  KS  67501
- 1,165 students | 72.00 Mi1200 S Main
Mcpherson,  KS  67460
- 1,768 students | 73.80 Mi2501 N 14th Ave
Dodge City,  KS  67801
- 428 students | 74.80 Mi301 South Main
Hesston,  KS  67062
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.