• St. Charles Community College is an accredited, affordable, and accessible learning environment providing life-changing opportunities for personal growth and professional success.

School Highlights

St Charles Community College serves 6,363 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,363 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,552
  • Out-state tuition: $5,280
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

St Charles Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 514 teachers has grown by 162% over five years.
St Charles Community College
(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
514 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of St Charles Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The St Charles Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,363 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,222 students
1,171 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,141 students
1,410 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of St Charles Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
506 students
222 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,222 students
1,171 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,141 students
1,170 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
184 students
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
7%
10%
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% White
76%
60%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
4%
19%
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Diversity Score
0.41
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.76%
4.24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,100
$30,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,552 is less than the state average of $5,190. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,280 is less than the state average of $6,681. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,552
$5,190
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,280
$6,681
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,029
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in St Charles Community College 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
$4,000
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in St Charles Community College 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

  • St Charles Community College was established in 1986; first classes in 1987. A public, comprehensive two-year community college with more than 60 associate's degree and certificate program pathways in the arts, business, and sciences, as well as career-technical fields. Offers community-based classes, workshops, seminars, and events and develops educational partnerships with schools, businesses, agencies, and institutions. The College District covers nearly all of St. Charles County, comprising the Francis Howell, St. Charles, Wentzville, Fort Zumwalt, and Orchard Farm school districts. SCC's broader service area includes the counties of Callaway, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Pike. Our beautiful 235-acre SCC campus is a source of pride for the entire community, with top-notch instruction and services geared to student success. The new Social Sciences Building, Visual Arts Building, and Café-Bookstore will provide 130,000 square feet of much-needed new space, including more than 35 classrooms and studios, a learning center, and multipurpose meeting areas. Students will enjoy the relaxed setting of the combined café and bookstore, soon to go "wireless" for laptop computer use. The three-building expansion brings the total number to 12 buildings on the beautiful 235-acre campus in Cottleville. St. Charles Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St Charles Community College cost?

St Charles Community College's tuition is approximately $3,552 for In-State students and $5,280 for Out-State students.

What is St Charles Community College's ranking?

St Charles Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,363 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,552
  • Out-state tuition: $5,280
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,190 per year for in-state students and $6,681 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,353 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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