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 735 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Northwest Kansas Technical College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty86 staff156 staff
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Number of Programs Offered2222
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Northwest Kansas Technical College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 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 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment735 students1,734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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# Full-Time Students440 students777 students
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# Part-Time Students295 students957 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
253 students342 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
18%
14%
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% Black
12%
8%
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% White
66%
62%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.520.58
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College Completion Rate
50%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,400$34,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,466
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwest Kansas Technical College is Colby Community College (34.6 miles away).
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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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.