Donnelly College in Kansas City

Kansas City, KS

(Rating 4.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Donnelly College offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 33.9% are women, and 66.1% are men. 6% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Donnelly College is 7823$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11141 and $18411 per year. 24% of full-time Donnelly College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $23,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Donnelly College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Donnelly College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,888
$30,001 - $48,000$7,027
$48,001 - $75,000$9,274
$75,001 - $110,000--



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


367 of Donnelly College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 79 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Donnelly College number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Donnelly College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Donnelly College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


Donnelly College graduation rate is below the national average.

24% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Donnelly College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Donnelly College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Donnelly College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Donnelly College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Donnelly College

The campus located by 608 N 18Th St address in Kansas City, Kansas.


Donnelly College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Donnelly College with 1.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Donnelly College are robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Donnelly College offers 9 programs in total: 3 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state. Donnelly College is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.


Donnelly College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 295 students with 8860 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Donnelly College

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Overall Rating:

I absolutely loved the staff of Donnelly. Pretty much everyone there is out to help you succeed in all that you do. However, if you are going for a nursing degree, I would recommend going somewhere else. I lived in the dorms above the nursing department in Marion Hall and didn't have any problems except when I went down to the only floor with a water fountain to get fresh, cold water. Patty, the head of the nursing department, repeatedly berated me for coming on "her floor" and told me I wasn't allowed there. After I brought my complaints to the dean of students, all the residents received an email saying that we were "washing dishes in the fountains", and that we weren't allowed to go down there anymore. I would go down to get cold water since we were forced to either drink from warm faucets from either our room or the bathroom, and was filling my cup and just rinsed out what was in it beforehand. I understood that my presence could be distracting, so I took to taking the back route of the dorms so I wouldn't walk past any class. It was only after the new nursing department teacher said I was washing dishes that anything was said to the dorm residents. I understand it's a silly thing to discuss, but it was a major factor in my leaving the school. I would like to see the staff drink warm water that they got from essentially a bathroom sink instead of a water fountain, since the only one that was available was on the first floor.

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Overall Rating:

I graduated from Donnelly in 1995. I remember Mr. Shadfer at ESL program was the best English teacher ever! Donnelly and Kansas City were one of my memorable places in my life :) I would like to thank all the people I met at Donnelly. Thank you so much! p.s. Please give my regards to Mr. Shadfer. I am back in Japan now :)

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Overall Rating:

Great place to improve as a student and as a person!

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Overall Rating:

Graduated here in 2015. Small classes, teachers realIy care for their students, and I love how students can work here too! I absolutely love this place-its like a small family, I was sad to go. I spent four years here doing my pre-reqs for nursing. Only thing is there isn't a lot of classes offered here so I had to go to other colleges while still going here. Another thing is I had to do everything on my own. When I first started thinking about nursing I didn't know where to start and what I had to do. All I knew was that I wanted to go straight for my bachelor's. One of the advisors sent me to go talk to the nursing dept. All the nursing advisor (she no longer works there) was trying to do is convince me to do the LPN program. Once I told her that I wasn't interested in that, that I needed help with what pre-reqs to take, what schools had BSN programs, etc she told me she couldn't help me at all! From that moment on, I had to do my own research -look for schools, what classes to take, how to apply, which required teas test. I even had students interested in nursing come up to me to help them with the process. Overall, it's a great college in the middle of the city..only thing, give some direction to students. There are other transfer universities besides UMKC.

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Overall Rating:

The kindest group of people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. They really care about the students well being and make them the top priority. Truly a wonderful place.

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Location & Website

Address: 608 N 18th St


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9136216070

Institution is active in current year: 1

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