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.
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 2 community colleges within Sedgwick County, KS.
  • The nearest community college to Wichita Area Technical College is National American University-Wichita (2.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Wichita Area Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wichita Area Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wichita Area Technical College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,373 students1,551 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,050 students653 students
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# Part-Time Students2,323 students898 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
5%
2%
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% Hispanic
12%
9%
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% Black
14%
8%
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% White
56%
72%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.46
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College Completion Rate
38%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,000$34,100
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,587$4,523
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,451$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,374$5,454
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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