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How big is Dodge City Community College?

The Dodge City Community College campus has spreads over 145 acres of rolling prairie that includes Lake Charles. The campus has 20 buildings on campus as well as off-campus facilities including Cavalier Field and a campus radio station. Take a look at our interactive map.

About 2,000 students attend DC3 each semester.

What is a Conquistador?

The Conquistadors were warriors who led the Spanish exploration of the New World during the 16th century. One Conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, crossed the Arkansas River near the 100th Meridian on June 29, 1541, at a site very close to present-day Dodge City. When the first class of Dodge City Community College met in 1935, a student from Colorado familiar with Coronado suggested the Conquistador as the college mascot. We’ve been home to the “Conqs” ever since.

What is the average class size?

14 students to 1 professor.

What types of degrees do you offer?

You can earn various two-year associate degrees depending on your major. We offer associates degrees in science, arts and general studies. We also offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in various technical areas as well as one-year certificate programs.

What types of transfer programs do you offer?

We offer over 30 transfer majors. If your major is not listed, it’s still likely DC3 can provide the basic lower-division courses needed to start your college education.

Our transfer majors include:

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Food Chain Security
  • Auto Mechanics Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Business, Business Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repair
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • English and Composition
  • Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer
  • Equine Science
  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Fire Science/EMS
  • Flight Instructor
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Language
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mass Communications
  • Nursing Paraprofessionals
  • Nursing: LPN & RN
  • Physical Education
  • Pre-Professionals (Pre-Architecture, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Law, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Vet)
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sports Administration

What types of residence halls do you have?

DC3 has four residence halls: BeckerColeman-WebbJackson and Shelden. The halls are usually separated into all-male or all-female. Becker and Shelden were constructed using the same floor plan. Coleman-Webb has two single rooms connected via a bathroom. Jackson Hall is suite style, thus two single rooms share a common space.

What sort of amenities are there?

Becker, Jackson and Shelden residence halls have kitchens on each floor equipped with a stove and microwave. Each residence hall lobby has a big screen smart TV with vending machines and plenty of seating. There are card-operated laundry facilities in each hall. Wi-Fi and cable are available in all buildings.

What types of scholarships are available?

We have one of the state’s largest institutional scholarship and grant programs. Scholarships and grants are available in all technical majors, in academic achievement levels, and in numerous talent areas. View additional scholarship information here. The DC3 Foundation also offers scholarships to DC3 students here.

What type of financial aid is available?

Our student financial aid office offers most Title IV federal financial aid programs. Eligible students can receive the following financial assistance: Pell Grants, SEOG, Scholarships, Federal Work Study, Institutional Work Study, and Stafford Loans. We have an electronic office, so students benefit from a quicker response from the federal processing center. View financial aid info.

What extracurricular activities and organizations are there on campus?

For students, involvement in campus activities and clubs delivers the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, meet fellow students, and grow as an individual. DC3 supports many student organizations. See a list of student organizations.

What athletic teams does DC3 have?

Dodge City Community College has one of the most extensive intercollegiate athletic programs of any community college in Kansas. The Conqs and Lady Conqs compete at the NJCAA Division I level and are members of the Kansas Jayhawk league. Our athletes are competitive both on and off the field, having earned numerous Academic All-American and academic team certificates. DC3 has a long list of athletic programs: baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s cross country, cheerleading, dance, football, men and women’s golf, rodeo, softball, men and women’s soccer, men and women’s track, and volleyball. For more info, check out our athletics website.