1209 Harrison St
Goodland, KS 67735
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  • 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 676 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 676 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Northwest Kansas Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 79% over five years.
Northwest Kansas Technical College
(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
86 staff
156 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
20
20

Student Body

The student population of Northwest Kansas Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Northwest Kansas Technical College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
676 students
1,459 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
372 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
304 students
902 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
639 students
230 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
372 students
628 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
304 students
888 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
253 students
342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
% Hispanic
21%
14%
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% Black
10%
9%
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% White
65%
63%
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score
0.52
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.07%
2.09%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.65%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,400
$34,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$8,892
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Kansas Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,467
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northwest Kansas Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in KS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northwest Kansas Technical College's ranking?

Northwest Kansas Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kansas for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 676 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,484 per year for in-state students and $4,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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