Independence Community College

Independence Community College

Independence Community College, ICC, is a public college in Independence, Kansas. The college, which was formerly known as Independence Community Junior College, was founded in 1925. It moved to its present 68 acre campus in 1970. The college offers certificates and associate's degrees in fields like humanities, science, fine art, business, social sciences, health services and computer programming. Distance learning facilities are also available.

Independence Community College is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk East conference and National Junior College Athletic Association. ICC has varsity teams in football, volleyball, soccer, cheer & dance, basketball, baseball, golf, softball, and tennis. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Pirates. The university also has a Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

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Contacting Independence Community College

Independence Community College
1057 West College Avenue
Independence , KS 67301-0708
General Phone: (620) 331-4100

Independence Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine113EMT ambulance attendant, various nursing, health aide, home health aide
Liberal Arts41foreign language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, history courses
Beauty and Cosmetology5cosmetology
Education and Teaching5elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management5business management, accounting technology, retail
Therapy and Counseling4psychology, physical therapist assistant
Office and Administration4word processing, administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts2drama, theatre design
Security and Law Enforcement2corrections
Medicine1health professions
Art Studies1art studies
Engineering Technician1electronics tech, engineering technician
Family and Social Work1child care management
Media1communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science, computer networking
Medical Support and Technology0medical lab assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Independence Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7026
Award of less than 1 academic year1145
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years810

Independence Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Independence Community College had a total enrollment of 1,143 students (836 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 10%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 37%
20-21 12%
22-24 6%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

(International Students)3%
South Carolina1%

Independence Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 31 %
Part-Time 19 %

Independence Community College Room and Board (2007)

Independence Community College offers campus housing for 260 of its 836 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Independence Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,760
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,040
Room and board $ 4,400
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Independence Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 192400)

Independence Community College Faculty

Independence Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*4$25,692
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$25,692

*: 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
Professoracademic year9$43,0337$44,871
Associate professoracademic year5$36,3805$35,400
All faculty totalacademic year14$40,65712$40,925

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

Independence Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3811

Independence Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Health Aide
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Word Processing

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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Independence Community College Highlights

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What Sets Independence Community College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Number of degree programs
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Top 8%Independence Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 10%Independence Community College % of degrees in art studies
Number of students
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Top 12%Independence Community College Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 13%Independence Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 16%Independence Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Independence Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 18%Independence Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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