Seward County Community College

Local Community Colleges in Kansas

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Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within Kansas, including brief introduction and official website address.

  • Intended to pursue an associate degree in the state of Kansas? Here is a full list of both public and private community colleges within Kansas.

Topeka, Kansas

According to, Topeka is the capital of the state of Kansas in the United States with 126,587 residents (U.S. Census, 2017) and constitutes a larger metropolitan area with about 235,000 residents. The city is located in northeastern Kansas by the Kansas River, 98 miles west of Kansas City and is an administration and trade center.

The name is of uncertain origin, but taken from the indigenous people. One interpretation is “a good place to dig up potatoes”, another is “smoky height”.


More than 76 percent of the population is white and nearly 12 percent are African-American. There has been a slight decline in the population since 2000.

Economics and culture

The largest employer is the state of Kansas, which employs about every fifth employee. More than 22 percent work in education, health and social services, and about 10 percent work in public administration. About one-tenth of the retail work is active and about as many are employed in the production of industrial products (including food, printing and shoes). Many are also employed in transport, the financial industry, banking and insurance.

Washburn University of Topeka was founded in 1865. There are departments of other universities in Kansas as well as several colleges and technical schools in Topeka.

The Kansas State Capitol was designed after the Capitol building in Washington DC and was built between 1866 and 1903. The city has a zoo. There are several museums, including the Kansas Museum of History and galleries in the North Topeka Arts District. The city’s symphony orchestra was founded in 1957.


Indigenous peoples lived in and around Topeka for several millennia. In the 1840s, the area was visited by wagon trains on the Oregon Trail emigrant route. Topeka was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery colonists from Lawrence, Kansas. The site was regularly visited by steamboats transporting import and export products. Topeka gained city status and became the headquarters for railway construction. The city was characterized by conflicts between supporters and opponents of slavery. Topeka became temporary capital in the Kansas Territory in 1856 and capital of the newly created Kansas state in 1861. A wave of speculation led to a financial bubble burst in 1899 and many investors were ruined.

In the early 1900s there was car production in Topeka. The famous Brown Supreme Court ruling in 1954 led to the lifting of the racial divide in schools. In 1966, the city was hit by a powerful tornado that destroyed several historic buildings. In 1974, more than 10,000 people left Topeka after the closure of Forbes Air Force Base.

Heartland Park Topeka for motorsport opened in 1989 and Topeka Performing Arts Center in 1991. Since 2000, there has been a major revitalization of the city center.

Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence, on the Kansas River, 50 miles southwest of Kansas City; 82 100 in. (2003). University and college town; seat of the University of Kansas, founded in 1866.

The city was founded by Abolitionists in 1854, as a station on the Underground Railroad, the escape route for escaped slaves to the free territories. The attack by the proslavery militia in 1856 and by Confederate guerrillas in 1863 (150 civilians were killed). The fighting in Kansas in the latter part of the 1850s helped trigger the Civil War (Bleeding Kansas).

Allen County Community College

Two-year college is located in Iola, in southeast Kansas. Read about the school’s academics, sports, activities and alumni.

Barton County Community College

College site includes enrollment information, a FAQ, a program listing, a profile of events, a list of online courses and an athletic overview.

Butler County Community College

Check out the home of the Grizzlies, featuring a list of locations, an overview of student services and the college’s news releases.

Coffeyville Community College

College in operation since 1923 details financial assistance, academic advising, admissions costs and adult education programs.

Colby Community College

Flip through the catalog of this two-year school, check the campus map, learn about financial aid or request to have information sent.

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City college also serves as an area vocational and technical school. Look into distance-learning opportunities.

Dodge City Community College

School site features a campus tour, current position vacancies, an academic calendar and faculty listings by department.

Fort Scott Community College

Apply online to study at the home of the Greyhounds. Includes scholarship, alumni, class and activity information.

Fort Scott Community College – Alumni Affairs

Learn about scholarships funded by this organization and its members, find a list of membership benefits and fill out a comments form.

Fort Scott Community College – Job Openings

Find a listing of available positions. Read a brief description of each position and apply to contact person.

Garden City Community College

Check out this college, providing course schedules, a college history, an overview of tuition and general fees, and an application.

GardenCity Community College – Employment Opportunities

Offers listing of currently available jobs. Read full descriptions of positions including qualifications and scope.

Hesston College

Two-year college owned by the Mennonites has a number of preprofessional programs. Find out how to apply for admission or financial aid.

Highland Community College

College chartered in 1858 provides a student newspaper, a personnel directory, a list of degrees offered and employment opportunities.

Hutchinson Community College & Area Vocational School

Look up the frequencies of the college’s radio station, learn about academics, admissions and sports, or tour the library’s database.

Hutchinson Community College – Personnel

Find full and part time open positions. Read responsibilities, qualifications, wage and status of each listing.

Independence Community College

Full-time enrollment at this college averages 900 students a semester. Take a tour of the town of Independence.

Independence Community College – Employment

Search open position announcements at this community college. Read a summary and qualifications of the position and download an application.

Johnson County Community College

College includes an alphabetical listing of departments, a college catalog, a FAQ, maps with directions and a search engine.

Johnson County Community College – Employment

View a list of openings and find directions for requesting an application packet and applying for positions. Review benefits and local profile.

Johnson County Community College – English Program

Highlights the Intensive English Program including the costs, the calendar and what students have to say. Discover student links and admissions.

Johnson County Community College – Foreign Languages

Presents general information on the beginning classes available in Italian. Link to faculty and course descriptions.

Kansas City Kansas Community College

See what degree and certificate programs the school has to offer, look through the course catalog, or check out the online classes.

Kansas City Kansas Community College – Employment

Download an application for employment and search for any open positions.

Pratt Community College & Area Vocational School

Associate degree-granting school boasts indoor and outdoor rodeo facilities as well as interactive television courses throughout southern Kansas.

Seward County Community College

School in Liberal offers baccalaureate, technical and continuing-education courses and programs. Find out how to apply for admission.

Seward County Community College