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Colby Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Colby Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Colby Community College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Colby Community College was awarded 10 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Colby Community College is ranked #1,786 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Colby Community College also holds the #31 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Colby Community College?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Colby Community College, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

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 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Colby Community College.

Colby Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $4,742 a year. That adds up to $18,968 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?

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

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

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

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 2019-2020, 724 students took at least one online class at Colby Community College. This is a decrease from the 816 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 724 431
2018-2019 816 451
2017-2018 1,412 435
2016-2017 977 661
2015-2016 552 277

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.