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Independence Community College Overview

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

What Is Independence Community College Known For?

234 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Independence Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Independence Community College?

Location of Independence Community College

Contact details for Independence Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1057 West College Avenue, Independence, KS 67301-0708
Phone: 620-331-4100

How Do I Get Into Independence Community College?

You can apply to Independence Community College online at:

Independence Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Independence Community College?

47% Take Out Loans
11.8% 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 Independence Community College, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $3,524 a year. That adds up to $14,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Independence Community College is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Independence Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

477 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 890 undergraduate students at Independence Community College, with 477 being full-time and 413 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Independence Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 477 full-time undergraduates at Independence Community College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Independence Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Independence Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 169
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 167
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 78

Over 16 countries are represented at Independence Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Turkmenistan, and Italy.

Online Learning at Independence Community College

99 Took All Classes Online
275 Took At Least One Class Online
37.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 275 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 46th 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 Independence Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Independence Community College was 37.4%. This is the #597 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Independence Community College regardless of major.

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%.

Independence Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 93 0 93
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 63 0 0 63
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 24 4 0 28
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 27 0 0 27
Cosmetology 0 3 3 6
Computer Programming 0 2 1 3
Accounting 0 2 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 2
General Social Sciences 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 1
Allied Health Professions 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 1 0 1
History 0 1 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
General Biology 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 114 116 4 234


*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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