Donnelly College

Donnelly College

Donnelly College was founded by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, and the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, in 1949. This coeducational, Catholic college in Kansas City, Kansas offers associate's, and bachelor's degrees in liberal arts, applied science, natural science, practical nursing, fine arts, mathematics, and business, among others. The college also provides a number of health care certifications, as well as a course in English as a Second Language.

Donnelly College has an active student life with representatives from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students are involved in a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Donnelly College Soccer Club, Delta Planet, Student Ambassadors, Healthy Student Task Force, and Campus Ministry. The college also publishes a quarterly newsletter known as the "Donnelly Digest".

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Donnelly College
608 N 18th St
Kansas City , KS 66102
General Phone: (913) 621-6070

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Donnelly Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts42liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management5non-profit management

Number of programs and degrees for Donnelly in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree421
Bachelor's degree51

Donnelly Student Body

In 2007-2008, Donnelly had a total enrollment of 572 students (425 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 26%
Black 35%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 10%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Donnelly Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 10 %

Donnelly Room and Board (2007)

Donnelly offers campus housing for 27 of its 425 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kansas City, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Donnelly Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,040
Room and board $ 6,340
Room charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 840
Other expenses $ 2,560

Financial Aid:
Donnelly participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 191400)

Donnelly Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year5$29,6236$32,703
All faculty totalacademic year5$29,6236$32,703

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Donnelly Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Donnelly Highlights

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What Sets Donnelly Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 10%Donnelly Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Donnelly Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Donnelly % students 40 years or older
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Donnelly Minority % of student body

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