West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,368
1.68% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,090
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,309
30.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46%
326 Graduates

About

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in McCracken County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (262 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (57 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (26 degrees).

In 2022, 2,586 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,113 degrees), 13.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $4,368, which is $−3,744 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $4,368, which is $−3,744 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,090.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending West Kentucky Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,368
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was $4,368. The cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $−3,744 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,090
2022 Value
0.609%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Kentucky Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,090. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Kentucky Community and Technical College grew by 0.609%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,508
Room and Board
$1,078
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was of $7,508 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,078. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.07% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.6%
2019 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was 4.6%, which represents 32 out of the 695 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a total enrollment of 5,309 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 1,607 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,702. This means that 30.3% of students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.4% White, 7.82% Black or African American, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.3%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,309 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 1,607 and the part-time enrollment is 3,702. This means that 30.3% of students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,163 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    415 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    285 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 78.4% White, 7.82% Black or African American, 5.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 202 more women than men received degrees from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white (2,113 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (160 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (262 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (57 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (26 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (370 degrees awarded), Construction (212 degrees), and Communication Technologies (78 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Registered nurses (1,402,502 people), Medical & health services managers (155,056 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,191 people), Pharmacists (134,746 people), and Physicians (109,754 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (370 degrees awarded), Construction (212 degrees), Communication Technologies (78 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (232 degrees), and Human Sciences (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (370 degrees awarded), Construction (212 degrees), Communication Technologies (78 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (232 degrees), and Human Sciences (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,503,719 people), Elementary & secondary schools (294,476 people), Outpatient care centers (250,163 people), Offices of physicians (206,383 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (150,005 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (370 degrees awarded), Construction (212 degrees), Communication Technologies (78 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (232 degrees), and Human Sciences (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 276 degrees awarded
  2. 80 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 276 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,192
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,394
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,192 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which is 0.855 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,394).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 315 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 19.7 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 288 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 9.29 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from West Kentucky Community and Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,113 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white (2,113 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (160 degrees).

0.619% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,146 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    967 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white female (1,146 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (967 degrees).

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Operations

West Kentucky Community and Technical College employs 34 Instructors, 33 Professors and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Female Instructor (29), Female Professor (20), and Female Assistant professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2022 Salaries
7.2%
decline from 2021

In 2022, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, a 7.2% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.46M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a total of $6.46M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 51.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Instructor with 34 employees, Professor with 33 employees, and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees, Service with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was Female Instructor with 29 employees, Female Professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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