Colby Community College
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Bedker Memorial Complex
|Motto||Challenge. Create. Connect.|
|Type||Public, Community College|
|Location||Colby, Kansas, U.S.|
|Colors||Blue and White
|Athletics||NJCAA Division I
|Sports||9 Varsity Teams|
Colby Community College (CCC) is a two-year community college located in Colby, Kansas, United States. Established in 1964, the 80-acre (32 ha) main campus is located in the heart of Colby with an additional 64-acre (26 ha) agricultural center east of the city.
The college is able to accommodate hundreds of off-campus students by offering classes at 24 locations in the 14-county service area, including campuses in Norton and Wakeeney, and through online distance education courses.
In 2013, CCC was selected as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the Country according to Bankrate, Inc. Over 900 public two-year institutions were ranked based on six criteria: graduation rate; student retention rate; the student/ faculty ratio; the school's in-state tuition and fees; the percentage of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid; and the average amount of grant aid they received from federal, state, and private sources combined.
Colby Community College offers over 60 academic programs which culminate in Associate of Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees as well as a variety of certifications, including technical certificates. Many of the programs and courses are offered in traditional and online learning environments.
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- Corey Hill - wrestler; former professional mixed martial arts fighter
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