Northwest Kansas Technical College

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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 821 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Top Placements

Northwest Kansas Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest Kansas Technical College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty48 staff66 staff
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Number of Programs Offered2222

Student Body

The student population of Northwest Kansas Technical College has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The Northwest Kansas Technical College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment821 students1,667 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:126:1
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# Full-Time Students457 students682 students
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# Part-Time Students364 students985 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
253342
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
14%
12%
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% Black
10%
9%
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% White
71%
64%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.470.56
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College Completion Rate
65%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,400$34,000
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,136$5,495
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 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwest Kansas Technical College is Colby Community College (34.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,508 students | 34.60 Mi1255 S Range
    Colby KS  67701
    (785) 462-3984
    34.601,508
  • 754 students | 100.60 Mi2401 S Main St
    Lamar CO  81052
    (719) 336-2248
    100.60754
  • 1,917 students | 105.70 Mi801 Campus Dr
    Garden City KS  67846
    (620) 276-7611
    105.701,917
  • 384 students | 109.10 Mi404 East 7th
    Curtis NE  69025
    (308) 367-5266
    109.10384
  • 1,492 students | 119.50 Mi100 College Avenue
    Sterling CO  80751
    (970) 521-6600
    119.501,492
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