Colby Community College

Colby, KS 67701
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Colby Community College is one of the twenty-five public 2-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Colby town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,345 students attend the school. Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Colby Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,310, and fees were $1,290. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,840 and $1,290 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,345
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 31
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 31
Certificate 9 66
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 84.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 72.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1992 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$72/credit
In State Students$77/credit
Out of State Students$128/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,240 $3,465 $5,760
ADN 70 $5,040 $5,390 $8,960
BSN 125 $9,000 $9,625 $16,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Colby Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,715
Other Federal Grant 15% $876
State Grant & Scholarships -- $1,934
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 61% $2,928
Federal Student Loans 42% $4,295
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,058
$30,001 to $48,000$7,341
$48,001 to $75,000$9,337
$75,001 to $110,000$10,650
Over $110,000$11,109

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Colby Community College
1255 S Range
Colby, KS 67701

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