About Fort Scott Community College

Located in the gentle rolling hills of Southeast Kansas, Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is the oldest, continuous community college in Kansas. Founded in 1919, the college has an excellent reputation for offering quality education at a reasonable cost in a caring, learning atmosphere.

Smaller classes and the personal attention of dedicated, experienced faculty members give students every opportunity for academic success. FSCC offers students more than 35 academic programs of study. Students can earn credits to transfer to a four-year institution or pursue a certificate or associate degree. More than 50 courses are guaranteed by the Kansas Board of Regents to transfer to any public college or university in the state of Kansas—these courses include subjects such as science, mathematics, history, English, business, computer science, and psychology. Certificate programs range from agriculture to nursing, and from cosmetology to motorcycle technology. Classes can also be designed to meet the needs of local business and industry.

Students who want to get involved on campus can choose from a variety of activities, organizations, and athletics programs. Current programs and activities include baseball, softball, women’s and men’s basketball, volleyball, football, rodeo, spirit squad, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, president’s ambassadors, livestock judging, meats judging, choir, orchestra, theatre, and more. To explore more campus activities, click here.

FSCC hosts various sporting and cultural events that add to the richness of the Fort Scott community, including Aggie Day, Community Children’s Fair, Elementary Music Festival, Women’s Appreciation Luncheon, Gordon Parks Celebration, concerts, and theatre productions. Additionally, the Gordon Parks Museum and Center for Diversity, which honors Fort Scott native Gordon Parks and uses his powerful life story to teach and inspire, attracts tourists from across the globe. 

Mission statement:

Fort Scott Community College is an institution of higher learning with a long history of culture and diversity that provides affordable academic, technical, and occupational programs to meet student needs while fostering a mutually supportive relationship between the college and its communities.


FSCC’s vision for the future is to support “Students First, Community Always” through a central focus on teaching and learning; advancing strong, innovative programs and departments; maximizing and leveraging opportunities; initiating efficient and effective processes; and developing the region’s workforce.

Core Values:

  • Personal success and growth: Empower students, community, and employees to attain their goals by providing opportunities in a supportive, safe environment. 
  • Integrity and Respect: A focus on communication, relationships and experiences that value students, community, and employees; fostering a safe environment for all. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Operate as one college in purpose, plans, priorities, and processes. 
  • Stewardship: The careful, transparent, and responsible management of all resources under our care, including monetary, physical, and human resources
Contact Information

2108 South Horton
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701

Phone: 620-223-2700
Toll Free: 800-874-3722

Administrative Office Fax: 620-223-4927
Academic Office Fax: 620-223-6530