Poor College Student Begging for Tuition MoneyQuestion: Is Coffeyville Community College Affordable?

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Coffeyville Community College was selected as the #2 most affordable community college in the country by AffordableColleges.com.  This is the second year in a row that CCC placed in the top two. Is the proclamation legit? Is Coffeyville Community College really affordable? Affordability depends on the eye of the beholder, of course, but the charts below compare the cost of attending CCC versus other Kansas public colleges and universities.

Note: Costs based on charges noted on the indicated schools' websites on Oct. 25, 2016.

Labette residence hall costs added Jan. 30, 2017.

Coffeyville Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $35 per credit hour $84 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $37 per credit hour $37 per credit hour
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$6,050 per year $6,050 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $8,354 $9,922

Independence Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $53.50 per credit hour $99.50 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $63 per credit hour $63 per credit hour
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$7,314 per year $7,314 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $11,042 $12,514

Labette Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $49 per credit hour $74 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $43 per credit hour $43 per credit hour
Residence Hall (Meal Plan Not Offered)
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$4,320 per year $4,320 per year
Board Allowance
(based on cost of attendance table for Labette, $333.33 per month)
$3,000 per year $3,000 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $10,264 $11,064

University of Kansas

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $319.30 per credit hour $832.05 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $910 per year $910 per year
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined, similar meal plan to CCC, cheapest dorm option)
$8,336 per year $8,336 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $19,463.60 $35,871.60

Pittsburg State University

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $3,455 per semester $8,831 per semester
Fees Required For Every Student included in tuition rate included in tuition rate
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$7,572 per year $7,572 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $14,482 $25,234