As it combines affordability and Midwestern charm with a far-reaching 14-county service area and nearly 50 two-year programs of study, Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas represents the ultimate combination of attractive traits for an institution of higher education. It’s no surprise, then, that such notable names as Christian musician Mark Schulz and Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier have called Colby home. CCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and its statement of philosophy makes its priorities clear: “Students… are the most important people associated with the institution.” In addition to a fully-digital online course program, Colby also offers the unique choice of hybrid courses, in which students complete an online component while still spending at least 60% of their class time in face-to-face meetings. For those who don't desire a full associate’s degree, technical certificates in such fields as small wind technology and medical coding are available. And don’t forget that school spirit is alive and well here. After all, the Trojans compete in sports found at few other schools of its kind, including equestrian, rodeo and a competitive “spirit squad.” Come to Colby for the education, stay to root for the blue and white!