Northwest Kansas Technical College

Tel: (785)890-3641
  • 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 647 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
  • Northwest Kansas Technical College is the only community colleges within Sherman County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Colby Community College (34.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Northwest Kansas 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 Public
Total Faculty 48 staff 53 staff
Northwest Kansas Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 17 17

Student Body

  • The student population of 647 has grown by 36% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 647 students 1,479 students
Northwest Kansas Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 27:1
Northwest Kansas Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 316 students 653 students
Northwest Kansas Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 331 students 826 students
Northwest Kansas Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northwest Kansas Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
200 299
Northwest Kansas Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Northwest Kansas Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
25%
9%
Northwest Kansas Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
8%
Northwest Kansas Technical College Black (2008-2016)
% White
61%
72%
Northwest Kansas Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Northwest Kansas Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Northwest Kansas Technical College Non Resident (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
4%
Northwest Kansas Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.56 0.46
Northwest Kansas Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
61%
36%
Northwest Kansas Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $40,400 $34,000
Northwest Kansas Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 90%
Northwest Kansas Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,000 $9,500
Northwest Kansas Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $5,454
Northwest Kansas Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,479 per year for in-state students and $4,516 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,752 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.