Wichita Area Technical College

4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100
Wichita, KS 67226
Tel: (316)677-9400
2,934 students
Public institution
Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WATC continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment. Together, these elements help create a hands-on learning environment that promotes participation and prepares students for further education and/or career experiences. The mission of WATC is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. WATC will be the leading provider of higher education, specializing in the delivery of career technical education, utilizing state of-the-art facilities with highly qualified faculty, and offering a competitive advantage that drives economic development in the region.
School Highlights:
Wichita Area Technical College serves 2,934 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Wichita Area Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Sedgwick County, KS.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Wichita (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Wichita Area Technical College 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 122 staff
59 staff
Wichita Area Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,934 teachers has grown by 216% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,934 students
1,282 students
Wichita Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
Wichita Area Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,087 students
810 students
Wichita Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,847 students
1,017 students
Wichita Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wichita Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Wichita Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Wichita Area Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Wichita Area Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Wichita Area Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Wichita Area Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Wichita Area Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Wichita Area Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Wichita Area Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.53 0.53
Wichita Area Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,042 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,450 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,042 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,450 $10,294
Wichita Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Wichita Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Wichita Vatterott College-Wichita
    Private for-profit
    8853 E. 37th Street N.
    Wichita, KS 67226
    0.8  Mi  |  174  students
  • Wichita ITT Technical Institute-Wichita
    Private for-profit
    8111 E. 32nd Street North Suite 103
    Wichita, KS 67226
    1.5  Mi  |  337  students
  • Wichita National American University-Wichita
    Private for-profit
    7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
    Wichita, KS 67206
    2.9  Mi  |  375  students
  • El Dorado Butler Community College
    901 S Haverhill Rd
    El Dorado, KS 67042
    19  Mi  |  9178  students
  • Hesston Hesston College
    Private not-for-profit
    301 South Main
    Hesston, KS 67062
    28.4  Mi  |  445  students
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,345 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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Wright Career College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.