Seward County Community College and Area Technical School

1801 N. Kansas Ave.
Liberal, KS 67901-0000
Tel: 6204171000
School Highlights
  • Seward County Community College and Area Technical School serves 1,925 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
  • Seward County Community College and Area Technical School is the only community colleges within Seward County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Garden City Community College (63.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty85 staff62 staff
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,925 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,925 students1,551 students
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students815 students653 students
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,110 students898 students
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
248299
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
2%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
44%
9%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
8%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Black (2007-2016)
% White
40%
72%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
9%
4%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.640.46
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
36%
36%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,600$34,000
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,860 is less than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $2,370 is less than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,860$3,503
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$2,370$4,523
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%90%
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,200$9,500
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,454
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Dance,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.