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 6,402 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 16%.
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Mccracken County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Shawnee Community College (27.2 miles away).

Top Placements

West Kentucky Community and Technical College places 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 of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff97 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 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The West Kentucky Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,402 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,459 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students3,943 students1,892 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
7%
8%
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% White
87%
84%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.240.29
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College Completion Rate
37%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$29,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,456$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,250$14,296
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,306$6,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Shawnee Community College (27.2 miles away).
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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 $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.