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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Vatterott College-St Joseph (MO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 10 staff 24 staff
Vatterott College-St Joseph Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 164 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 21:1 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 declined by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment 164 students 897 students
Vatterott College-St Joseph Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 28:1
Vatterott College-St Joseph Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 164 students 396 students
Vatterott College-St Joseph Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students - 501 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 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. 0.20 0.51
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 $13,818. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $12,070 $13,818
Vatterott College-St Joseph In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 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 Rate 65% 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 $13,818 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri 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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.