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2023 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas

15 Schools Ranked
$5,077 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$16,094 Avg Student Debt

There are so many nursing programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamp with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Nursing Degree Search has developed this Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas ranking. This report analyzed 15 schools in Kansas to see which ones offered the best associate degree programs for nursing students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas

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233 Total Awards
$13,958 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,089 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found Rasmussen University - Kansas to be the best school for nursing students who want to pursue a associate degree in Kansas. Topeka, Kansas is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out associate degrees to 233 students in 2021-2022.

The average tuition and fees at Rasmussen University - Kansas is $13,958. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, associate degree students take out $21,089 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Rasmussen University - Kansas does offer online classes for certain majors. During the 2020-2021 year, about 92% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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289 Total Awards
$4,416 Average Tuition & Fees
$9,521 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Neosho County Community College is a great place for nursing students working on their associate degree. Chanute, Kansas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate degrees to 289 students in 2021-2022.

Neosho County Community College does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $4,416. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $9,521 in student loans.

Neosho County Community College does offer online classes for certain degree levels. During the 2020-2021 year, about 39% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
814 Total Awards
$3,600 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,571 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 15 schools in Kansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Hutchinson Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in Hutchinson, Kansas, the small public school handed out 814 associate degree awards in 2021-2022.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Hutchinson Community College is $3,600. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $4,530. Associate Degree recipients from Hutchinson Community College accumulate an average of $13,571 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online courses are available at Hutchinson Community College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2020-2021 year, about 46% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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92 Total Awards
$8,492 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend North Central Kansas Technical College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas list. Beloit, Kansas is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate degrees to 92 students in 2021-2022.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $8,492 to cover tuition and fees at North Central Kansas Technical College. The school does not offer an in-state discount.

North Central Kansas Technical College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 15% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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#5

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, Kansas
83 Total Awards
$8,400 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,904 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 15 schools in Kansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Manhattan Area Technical College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in Manhattan, Kansas, the very small public school handed out 83 associate degree awards in 2021-2022.

The average tuition and fees at MATC is $8,400. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Associate Degree recipients from MATC accumulate an average of $12,904 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at MATC. In 2020-2021 about 18% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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495 Total Awards
$3,164 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,302 Avg Student Debt

Kansas City Kansas Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree nursing programs. Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public institution located in Kansas City, Kansas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 495 associate degrees in 2021-2022.

In-state students pay an average of $3,164 in tuition and fees if they attend Kansas City Kansas Community College full time. Out-of-state students pay an average of $6,244. By the time they get their associate degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $12,302 in student loans.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 43% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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175 Total Awards
$3,744 Average Tuition & Fees
$6,777 Avg Student Debt

Seward County Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get an associate degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Seward County Community College is a small public school located in Liberal, Kansas that handed out 175 associate degrees in 2021-2022.

Full-time students from Kansas pay an average of $3,744 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend SCCC. Out-of-state students pay an average of $4,928. On average, associate degree students take out $6,777 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at SCCC. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 30% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
1,631 Total Awards
$2,784 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,857 Avg Student Debt

Johnson County Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree nursing programs. Overland Park, Kansas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate degrees to 1,631 students in 2021-2022.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at JCCC is $2,784. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $5,472. By the time they get their associate degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,857 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that JCCC does offer online classes in some areas. In 2020-2021 about 58% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#9

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, Kansas
256 Total Awards
$3,390 Average Tuition & Fees
$9,267 Avg Student Debt

Cloud County Community College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas ranking. Cloud County Community College is located in Concordia, Kansas and has a small student population. In 2021-2022, this school awarded 256 associate degrees to qualified students.

Full-time students from Kansas pay an average of $3,390 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Cloud County Community College. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $3,570. On average, associate degree students take out $9,267 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Cloud County Community College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2020-2021 year, about 39% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#10

Labette Community College

Parsons, Kansas
204 Total Awards
$3,968 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,942 Avg Student Debt

Labette Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas list. This small public school is located in Parsons, Kansas, and it awarded 204 associate degrees in 2021-2022.

Full-time students from Kansas pay an average of $3,968 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Labette Community College. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $4,768. Associate Degree recipients from Labette Community College accumulate an average of $11,942 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Labette Community College. In fact, around 70% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2020-2021.

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#11

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
584 Total Awards
$3,840 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,035 Avg Student Debt

Barton County Community College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas ranking. Barton Community College is a public institution located in Great Bend, Kansas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 584 associate degrees in 2021-2022.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Barton Community College is $3,840. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $4,608. By the time they get their associate degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $12,035 in student loans.

Online courses are available at Barton Community College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2020-2021 year, about 69% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#12

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
1,047 Total Awards
$4,210 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,666 Avg Student Debt

Butler Community College ranked #12 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas list. El Dorado, Kansas is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate degrees to 1,047 students in 2021-2022.

Full-time students from Kansas pay an average of $4,210 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Butler CC. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $6,010. On average, associate degree students take out $15,666 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Butler CC. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2020-2021 academic year, around 65% took at least some of their classes online.

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#13

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City, Kansas
204 Total Awards
$4,530 Average Tuition & Fees

Dodge City Community College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas ranking. Located in Dodge City, Kansas, the small public school handed out 204 associate degree awards in 2021-2022.

In-state students pay an average of $4,530 in tuition and fees if they attend Dodge City Community College full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $4,890.

One thing to take note of is that Dodge City Community College does offer online classes in some areas. In 2020-2021 about 51% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#14

Colby Community College

Colby, Kansas
284 Total Awards
$4,114 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,607 Avg Student Debt

Colby Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in Kansas list. Located in Colby, Kansas, the small public school handed out 284 associate degree awards in 2021-2022.

Students from Kansas who attend Colby Community College full time pay an average of $4,114 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $5,654. By the time they get their associate degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $12,607 in student loans.

Online courses are available at Colby Community College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 58% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2020-2021.

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#15

Garden City Community College

Garden City, Kansas
289 Total Awards
$3,540 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,452 Avg Student Debt

Garden City Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree nursing programs. Garden City, Kansas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate degrees to 289 students in 2021-2022.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Garden City Community College is $3,540. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $4,110. On average, associate degree students take out $10,452 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Garden City Community College does offer online classes for certain majors. In fact, around 53% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2020-2021.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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