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Colby Community College Data & Information Overview

14 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Colby Community College Ranked?

#1,280 Best Colleges in Nation
#18 Best Colleges in KS
Liberal Arts General Studies Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

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Colby Community College was awarded 14 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Colby Community College is ranked #1,280 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Colby Community College held the #1,786 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Colby Community College is also ranked #18 out of 47 schools in Kansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Colby Community College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Colby Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Colby Community College Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
92% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Colby Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Colby Community College is 92%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  92 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colby Community College

65% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Colby Community College is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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Colby Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

581 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
66.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,327 undergraduates at Colby Community College with 581 being full-time and 746 being part-time.

How Much Does Colby Community College Cost?

$9,504 Net Price
24% Take Out Loans
$19,012 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Colby Community College is $9,504. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Colby Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,828 $7,083 $10,241 $12,563 $12,519

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Colby Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Colby Community College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,753 a year. That adds up to $19,012 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colby Community College is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Colby Community College Graduates Make?

$32,753 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Colby Community College make about $32,753 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 23% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Colby Community College make the most money.

Location of Colby Community College

Kansas State
581 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Colby, Kansas, Colby Community College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Colby draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Colby Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1255 S Range, Colby, KS 67701
Phone: 785-462-3984

Colby Community College Majors

12 Majors With Completions
209 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Colby Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Colby Community College

58% Take At Least One Class Online
34% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 763 students took at least one online class at Colby Community College. This is an increase from the 724 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 763 452
2019-2020 724 431
2018-2019 816 451
2017-2018 1,412 435
2016-2017 977 661

Learn more about online learning at Colby Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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