Wichita Area Technical College

4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100
Wichita, KS 67226-0000
Tel: (316)677-9400
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Wichita Area Technical College serves 3,373 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
  • Wichita Area Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Sedgwick County, KS.
  • The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Wichita (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 149 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
Wichita Area Technical College(KS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty149 staff62 staff
Wichita Area Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,373 has grown by 57% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,373 students1,551 students
Wichita Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
Wichita Area Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,050 students653 students
Wichita Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,323 students898 students
Wichita Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wichita Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Wichita Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
5%
2%
Wichita Area Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
12%
9%
Wichita Area Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
8%
Wichita Area Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
56%
72%
Wichita Area Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Wichita Area Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
9%
4%
Wichita Area Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KS 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.0.640.46
Wichita Area Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
38%
36%
Wichita Area Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$34,000
Wichita Area Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2012)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,169 is more than the state average of $3,503. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,587 is more than the state average of $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,169$3,503
Wichita Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,587$4,523
Wichita Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%90%
Wichita Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,451$9,500
Wichita Area Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,375$5,454
Wichita Area Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vatterott College-Wichita
    Private, for profit
    162 students | 0.80 Mi8853 E. 37th Street N.
    Wichita KS  67226
    (316)634-0066
    0.80162
  • 259 students | 2.90 Mi7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40
    Wichita KS  67206
    (316)448-5400
    2.90259
  • 9,003 students | 19.00 Mi901 S Haverhill Rd
    El Dorado KS  67042
    (316)321-2222
    19.009,003
  • Hesston College
    Private, non-profit
    428 students | 28.40 Mi301 South Main
    Hesston KS  67062
    (620)327-4221
    28.40428
  • 5,718 students | 43.50 Mi1300 N Plum St
    Hutchinson KS  67501
    (620)665-3500
    43.505,718
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.