Higher Education

Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation recognizes the value of higher education and we are proud of the variety of schools within the region. We have been working with the Community and Technical Colleges to develop new programs for our targeted industries. This includes working to become a Certified Work Ready County.

Pottawatomie County has become an attractive place for families who come for the excellent schools, lower cost of living, and high quality of life. 94.7% of our residents have attained a high school diploma or higher which is 7% higher than the national average (87.3%) according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Pottawatomie County Higher Education Attainment (2018)

  Some college or associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree
Population 18-24 years 813 71 -
25 years and over 4,644 3,513 1,636
Total 5,457 3,584 1,636

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Retrieved July 2020)

Location of Higher Educational Institutions in Kansas Fall 2017