Wichita Area Technical College
- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WATC continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment. Together, these elements help create a hands-on learning environment that promotes participation and prepares students for further education and/or career experiences. The mission of WATC is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. WATC will be the leading provider of higher education, specializing in the delivery of career technical education, utilizing state of-the-art facilities with highly qualified faculty, and offering a competitive advantage that drives economic development in the region.
- The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Wichita Area Technical College||(KS) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||149 staff||62 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,373 students||1,551 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,050 students||653 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,323 students||898 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,000||$34,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Wichita Area Technical College is National American University-Wichita (2.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 259 students | 2.90 Mi7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
Wichita,  KS  67206
- 9,003 students | 19.00 Mi901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado,  KS  67042
- 428 students | 28.40 Mi301 South Main
Hesston,  KS  67062
- 5,718 students | 43.50 Mi1300 N Plum St
Hutchinson,  KS  67501
- 1,165 students | 47.90 Mi1200 S Main
Mcpherson,  KS  67460
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