West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Tel: (270)554-9200
School Highlights
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College serves 6,402 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Mccracken County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Shawnee Community College (27.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 203 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff89 staff
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,402 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,402 students2,416 students
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:126:1
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,459 students574 students
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,943 students1,842 students
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
8%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
87%
85%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
1%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY 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.0.240.27
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
37%
29%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$30,100
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,996
West Kentucky Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
West Kentucky Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,250$17,357
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,306$6,626
West Kentucky Community and 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 Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,140 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.