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Fort Scott Community College Overview

Fort Scott Community College is a public institution located in Fort Scott, Kansas. Fort Scott is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Fort Scott Community College Known For?

591 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at FSCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

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Fort Scott Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FSCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Fort Scott Community College?

Location of Fort Scott Community College

Contact details for FSCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2108 S Horton, Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: 620-223-2700

How Do I Get Into FSCC?

You can apply to FSCC online at:

Since Fort Scott Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Fort Scott Community College?

45% Take Out Loans
24.7% Loan Default Rate

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 FSCC, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $4,571 a year. That adds up to $18,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FSCC is 24.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Fort Scott Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

870 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,827 undergraduate students at FSCC, with 870 being full-time and 957 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FSCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 870 full-time undergraduates at FSCC, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FSCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Scott Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FSCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 610
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 4 countries are represented at FSCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Tunisia, and Haiti.

Online Learning at Fort Scott Community College

165 Took All Classes Online
508 Took At Least One Class Online
11.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 508 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FSCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 28th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FSCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fort Scott Community College was 11.2%. This is the #1,248 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FSCC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FSCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FSCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #206
Liberal Arts General Studies #206

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fort Scott Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 166 0 0 166
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 156 0 156
Precision Metal Working 49 0 0 49
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 39 0 0 39
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 30 0 0 30
Nursing 0 29 0 29
Cosmetology 5 2 22 29
Carpentry 22 4 0 26
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 1 19 20
Environmental Control Technology 9 3 0 12
Agricultural Mechanization 0 11 0 11
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 7 2 9
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 1 7 8
Masonry 0 0 3 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 320 218 53 591


*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.

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