Northwest Kansas Technical College

Tel: (785)890-3641
647 students
Public institution
Northwest Kansas Technical College is the place you want to be for an affordable quality education. Our surveys show that over 90% of our graduates become employed or continue their education shortly after graduation. Our students enjoy the best of the best with smaller class sizes and a faculty with educational credentials as well as professional experiences. Our faculty and staff love what they do and look forward to sharing their passion, experiences and knowledge with you. Students at Northwest Tech become a part of our family because the faculty and staff take a personal interest in the success of each student. We offer on-campus mentoring as well as work-study opportunities. The Community of Goodland and Sherman County take pride in providing employment opportunities for the students of Northwest Tech while they attending college. Northwest Tech students have an opportunity to enjoy a small town environment, but can also enjoy the metropolitan life-style if they choose to venture out to Denver, Colorado (180 miles west). Hiking, exploring, theatre and many other weekend adventures are within driving distance from Goodland, Kansas.
School Highlights
Northwest Kansas Technical College serves 647 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Northwest Kansas Technical College is the only community colleges within Sherman County, KS.
The nearest community college is Colby Community College (34.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Northwest Kansas Technical College (KS) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 48 staff
62 staff
Number of Programs Offered 17 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 647 has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 647 students 1,383 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
# Full-Time Students 316 students
682 students
# Part-Time Students 331 students
826 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 200 300
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.48

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,910 per year for in-state students and $4,032 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,024 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.