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Established in 1969, JCCC is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning.

Our Mission, Vision and Values
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JCCC inspires learning to transform lives and strengthen communities.


JCCC will be a national leader through educational excellence and innovation.


  • Integrity — We hold ourselves accountable for decisions and actions.
  • Collaboration — We respect diversity of thought in building a culture of collaboration.
  • Responsiveness — We respond to the needs of our students and communities through relevant offerings.
  • Leadership — We pursue leadership roles in our communities and higher education.

About Our College

Located in Overland Park, Ks., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.


25,000+ grads

Over 10 years



Average student/faculty ratio


$732.7 million

Local economic impact



Clubs and organizations

Tiger Harris-Webster, student
"My professors at JCCC opened my eyes to my potential and encouraged me to set new educational and career goals."

About JCCC Courses and Programs

You can choose from undergraduate credit courses in nearly 50 one- and two-year career degree and certificate programs. And with agreements in place with more than 25 regional colleges and universities, we take the guesswork out of transferring. You can start or supplement your college experience at JCCC and complete it at another institution without loss of time or credit.

Pursuing tomorrow continues after graduation. Our Continuing Education division offers courses and certificate programs that equip today's workforce for tomorrow's challenges, as well as life and leisure programs that encourage lifelong learning.

All of this and more allows us to create one-of-a-kind experiences that put your tomorrow within reach.

Eric F., "Degree in 3" student
“My professors at JCCC have been a tremendous amount of help and always put their students first.”

Get to Know JCCC

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About JCCC and the Community

We bring the best in arts and culture to Johnson County. With nearly 175 annual events, the Midwest Trust Center Series is one of the largest multidisciplinary performing arts series in the region. And our Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is a major cultural center and the only museum in Kansas dedicated to contemporary art. In the past 10 years, the Nerman Museum has opened approximately 100 exhibitions and hosted one million visitors.

We know you want an educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. At JCCC, you have the opportunity to participate in more than 80 clubs and organizations that satisfy a wide variety of interests. Additionally, we offer seven competitive athletic programs that are highly regarded throughout the region and country. You can even take your educational aspirations abroad and participate in one of our many Study Abroad programs.

We’re committed to maintaining an innovative, flexible and functional campus, which is why we completed the largest campus transformation project in our history.

Our campus now includes two new state-of-the-art buildings – a Career and Technical Education facility and a Fine Arts & Design Studio – to better prepare you for the future. Other enhancements include updates to our Student Center, the renovation and expansion of the Arts and Technology and Welding Laboratory buildings, and more.

Morgan H., student and member, Cavalier women's soccer team
“One thing I love about JCCC is all the resources to help you succeed.”