Vatterott College-St Joseph

Tel: (816)364-5399
  • Vatterott College mission is to provide skilled training to eligible students, enabling them to secure entry-level or advanced-level employment.
School Highlights
  • Vatterott College-St Joseph serves 164 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
  • Vatterott College-St Joseph is the only community colleges within Buchanan County, MO.
  • The nearest community college is Northeast Kansas Technical Center (22.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 54% over five years.
Vatterott College-St Joseph(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty10 staff25 staff
Vatterott College-St Joseph Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 164 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment164 students1,147 students
Vatterott College-St Joseph Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:128:1
Vatterott College-St Joseph Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students164 students514 students
Vatterott College-St Joseph Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-633 students
Vatterott College-St Joseph Part-Time Students (2011-2012)
Vatterott College-St Joseph Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Vatterott College-St Joseph Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Vatterott College-St Joseph Black (2007-2016)
% White
Vatterott College-St Joseph White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Vatterott College-St Joseph More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Vatterott College-St Joseph Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.200.51
Vatterott College-St Joseph Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Vatterott College-St Joseph Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$31,200
Vatterott College-St Joseph Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,070 is less than the state average of $13,154. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,070$13,154
Vatterott College-St Joseph In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Vatterott College-St Joseph % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,895$12,874
Vatterott College-St Joseph Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,000
Vatterott College-St Joseph Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate65%81%
Vatterott College-St Joseph Percent Admitted (2007-2008)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Vatterott College has a long tradition of excellence since our founding in 1969, and it is this excellence that won us the award of "Best School" by the Missouri Association of Private Career Schools. Classes begin every 10 weeks. Diploma programs range from 13 to 60 weeks. Associate degree programs are 80 or 90 weeks. There is Financial Aid for those who qualify and Career Placement for Vatterott College graduates is also available. Vatterott College is a leader in education, providing hands-on access to IT and other cutting-edge technologies in a collaborative classroom environment. With 17 campuses throughout the Midwest, Vatterott College students learn by working in real-time with the latest technology. The St. Joseph campus offers a range of programs. Programs are Offered at St. Joseph in Cosmetology/Beauty, IT/Computing, Massage, Medical and Office Management. Programs includes Cosmetology (50 Week Day), Cosmetology (60 Week Evening), Computer Technology, Computer System and Network Technology, Massage Therapy, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, Administrative Applications Specialist, Small Business Management and Administrative Office Specialist. The campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,734 per year for in-state students and $7,115 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,154 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.