West Kentucky Community and Technical College

  • 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 6,193 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 203 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Kentucky Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The West Kentucky Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has grown by 85% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,193 students2,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:125:1
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# Full-Time Students2,062 students1,066 students
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# Part-Time Students4,131 students1,855 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
74%
77%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
10%
3%
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Diversity Score0.440.39
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College Completion Rate
43%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,624 is less than the state average of $4,128. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,456 is more than the state average of $12,429. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,624$4,128
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,429
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$11,458
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,030
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Shawnee Community College (30.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,128 per year for in-state students and $12,429 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Lexington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.