Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Johnson County Community College tuition is $2,310 per year for in-district residents. This is 24% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 55% cheaper than the average Kansas in-district tuition of $5,180 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 15th in Kansas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 17th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $480 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,300.

Housing Costs

Johnson County Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Overland Park area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,926.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,560.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $8,804 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Johnson County Community College is $23,080 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $23,590. Out-of-state students who don't possess Kansas residence can expect a one year cost of $26,890. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $13,664.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Johnson County Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Johnson County Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$23,080
   In-District Tuition$2,310
   Other Fees$480
   Off-Campus Other Budget$8,804
   Books and Supplies$1,560
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,926
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$13,154
   In-District Tuition$2,310
   Other Fees$480
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$8,804
   Books and Supplies$1,560
Kansas Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$23,590
   In-State Tuition$2,820
   Other Fees$480
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,926
   Off-Campus Other Budget$8,804
   Books and Supplies$1,560
Kansas Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$13,664
   In-State Tuition$2,820
   Other Fees$480
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$8,804
   Books and Supplies$1,560


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,590 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Johnson County Community College net price for in-state students is $12,114* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

49% of Johnson County Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,833. 34 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,245. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Johnson County Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Johnson County Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,114*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid49%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,833
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants34%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,245

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,530
$30,001 to $48,000$11,534
$48,001 to $75,000$13,259
$75,001 to $110,000$15,236

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,590 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,590. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 26% - $3,833

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Johnson County Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 24% - $3,524

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 50% -  $7,429

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Johnson County Community College
Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley60.6% more expensive
Kansas City Kansas Community College6.4% less expensive
Metropolitan Community College Longview87.2% more expensive
Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology60.6% more expensive
Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods60.6% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Johnson County Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Johnson County Community College is $47,180 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,189 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $18,378**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Johnson County Community College.

Kansas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,410
Kansas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,795
Non-Kansas Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,060
Non-Kansas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,445

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Johnson County Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Johnson County Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$93
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$279
Price per credit hour for Kansas residents$110
Cost for one class for Kansas residents (3 credit hours)$330
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$220
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$660
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$880


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 19% of Johnson County Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,524.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Johnson County Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $18,378, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $22,802.88. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Johnson County Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 49% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,189. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Johnson County Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Johnson County Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$190.02
Amount Borrowed$18,378.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,424.88
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$22,802.88

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Johnson County Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Johnson County Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $22,802.88 would be needed to afford a $190.02 monthly payment in the example $18,378.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Johnson County Community College in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $47,180.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Johnson County Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$30,860$61,720
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$39,386$78,773
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $50,268$100,536
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $58,191$116,383

Tuition History

What was tuition at Johnson County Community College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$2,880$5,670 6.7%
2011$2,700$5,190 7.1%
2010$2,520$4,770 5%
2009$2,400$4,470 2.6%
2008$2,340$4,320 0%
2007$2,340$4,320 -1.3%
2006$2,370$4,350 2.6%
2005$2,310$4,290 5.5%
2004$2,190$4,170 0%
2003$2,190$4,170 21.7%
2002$1,800$3,780 13.2%
2001$1,590$3,720 6%
2000$1,500$3,669 8.7%
1999$1,380$3,660 0%
1998$1,380$3,660 0%
1997$1,380$3,660 17.9%
1996$1,170$3,150 18.2%
1995$990$2,970 0%
1994$990$2,970 0%
1993$990$2,970 17.9%
1992$840$2,805 0%
1991$840$2,805 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Johnson County Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 897 21% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 69 33% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 37 24% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 32 21% costlier
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 31 30% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 28 37% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 23 43% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 22 49% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 19 32% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 19 38% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 18 28% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 16 34% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 16 38% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 47% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 14 48% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 13 39% costlier
Electrician Associate's Degree 13 51% costlier
Polysomnography Associate's Degree 10 32% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 10 34% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 9 33% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 40% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 7 37% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 6 36% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 6 45% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 53% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 6 22% costlier
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 6 49% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 35% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 6 46% costlier
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 6 40% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 6 53% costlier
Game and Interactive Media Design Associate's Degree 5 48% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 5 47% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 5 38% costlier
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 4 6% cheaper
Railroad and Railway Transportation Associate's Degree 4 30% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 44% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 2 44% costlier
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 2 5% costlier
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 2 54% costlier
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 1 35% costlier


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About Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a two year community college located in Overland Park, Kansas.  Full time enrollment is 5,551 and part time is 12,822.  Johnson County Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Johnson County Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Johnson County Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Johnson County Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155210 IPEDS survey data.