• Located in the beautiful river community of Paducah, Kentucky, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a nationally recognized, comprehensive,regional community college serving more than 8,000 students annually and offering more than 200 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in more than 25 academic and career programs.

School Highlights

West Kentucky Community and Technical College serves 4,893 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is same as the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,893 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

West Kentucky Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 357 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
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
357 staff
228 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Kentucky Community and Technical College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The West Kentucky Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,893 students
2,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,762 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,131 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
309 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,762 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
39 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,131 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
167 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
6%
8%
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% White
84%
81%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.33
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.75%
2.21%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,200
$29,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,624
$3,629
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,456
$12,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,335
$11,279
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in West Kentucky Community and Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,295
$5,953
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Basketball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does West Kentucky Community and Technical College cost?

West Kentucky Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,624 for In-State students and $12,456 for Out-State students.

What sports does West Kentucky Community and Technical College offer?

West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Basketball.

What is West Kentucky Community and Technical College's ranking?

West Kentucky Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,893 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,624
  • Out-state tuition: $12,456
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $12,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,418 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Pikeville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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