Wichita Area Technical College

4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100
Wichita, KS 67226
Tel: (316)677-9400
3,373 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 3,373 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Wichita Area Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Sedgwick County, KS.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Wichita (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 149 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
College Wichita Area 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 149 staff
62 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,373 has grown by 57% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,373 students 1,383 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
27:1
# Full-Time Students 1,050 students
682 students
# Part-Time Students 2,323 students
826 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
% Hispanic
12%
9%
% Black
14%
9%
% White
56%
71%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
9%
4%
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. 0.64 0.48

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,634 is more than the state average of $2,910. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,673 is more than the state average of $4,032. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,634 $2,910
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,673 $4,032
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
90%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vatterott College-Wichita
    Private for-profit
    162 students | 0.80 Mi8853 E. 37th Street N.
    Wichita KS  67226
    (316)634-0066
    0.80162
  • 189 students | 1.50 Mi8111 E. 32nd Street North, Suite 103
    Wichita KS  67226
    (316)609-4100
    1.50189
  • 259 students | 2.90 Mi7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
    Wichita KS  67206
    (316)448-5400
    2.90259
  • 9,003 students | 19.00 Mi901 S Haverhill Rd
    El Dorado KS  67042
    (316)321-2222
    19.009,003
  • Hesston College
    Private not-for-profit
    428 students | 28.40 Mi301 South Main
    Hesston KS  67062
    (620)327-4221
    28.40428
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.