Question: Is Coffeyville Community College Affordable?

Answer: Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

Coffeyville Community College is currently ranked the #1 most affordable community college in the country by AffordableColleges.com.  This is the third 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 Nov. 11, 2019.

Coffeyville Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $39 per credit hour $88 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $46 per credit hour $46 per credit hour
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$6,310 per year $6,310 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $9,030 $10,598

Independence Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $54 per credit hour $67 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $75 per credit hour $75 per credit hour
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined)
$6,730 per year $6,730 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $10,858 $11,274

Labette Community College

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $54 per credit hour $79 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $51 per credit hour $51 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, $444 per month)
$3,996 per year $3,996 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $11,676 $12,476

University of Kansas

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $339.40 per credit hour $901.65 per credit hour
Fees Required For Every Student $984 per year $984 per year
Residence Hall and Meal Plan
(Fall and Spring Semesters Combined, similar meal plan to CCC, cheapest dorm option)
$8,766 per year $8,766 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $20,610 $38,602

Pittsburg State University

expense category resident non-resident
Tuition $3,669 per semester $9,341 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)
$7,996 per year $7,996 per year
Total For 32 Credit Hours Combined Fall and Spring Semesters $15,334 $26,678