West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,888
3.85% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$5,865
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
21.4%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
6,038
35.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
42.8%
314 Graduates

About

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in McCracken County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were .

In 2017, 3,039 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,610 degrees), 15.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $3,888, which is $-3,526 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $3,888, which is $-3,526 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,865.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,888
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was $3,888. The cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $-3,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,865
2017 Value
21.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 West Kentucky Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,865. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of West Kentucky Community and Technical College grew by 21.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,975
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was of $6,975 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
17%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 10.4% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.
21.4%
2016 Default Rate
196
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was 21.4%, which represents 196 out of the 916 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 has a total enrollment of 6,038 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 2,140 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,898. This means that 35.4% 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 77.5% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 3.74% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.696% Asian, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0994% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,038 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 2,140 and the part-time enrollment is 3,898. This means that 35.4% of students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
  1. White
    4,677
  2. Black or African American
    400
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    226

The enrolled student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 77.5% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 3.74% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.696% Asian, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0994% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 453 students (7.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 217 more women than men received degrees from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are white (2,610 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Construction (234 degrees awarded), Precision Production (313 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (384 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (410,907 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,789 people), Computer programmers (109,130 people), Other managers (108,954 people), and Computer & information systems managers (97,089 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Construction (234 degrees awarded), Precision Production (313 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (384 degrees), Communication Technologies (36 degrees), and Human Sciences (131 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Construction (234 degrees awarded), Precision Production (313 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (384 degrees), Communication Technologies (36 degrees), and Human Sciences (131 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Computer Systems Design (462,611 people), Elementary & secondary schools (132,008 people), Construction (100,811 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,972 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (72,937 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Construction (234 degrees awarded), Precision Production (313 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (384 degrees), Communication Technologies (36 degrees), and Human Sciences (131 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,411
  2. 1,628

In 2017, 1,411 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which is 0.867 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,628).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 210 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 8.75 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 247 degrees were awarded to women at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.48 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.637% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,610 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    172 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white (2,610 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

0.559% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,404 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,206 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white female (1,404 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,206 degrees).

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Operations

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.94k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. West Kentucky Community and Technical College employs 44 Professors, 32 Associate professors, and 26 Instructors. Most academics at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Female Professors (32), Female Associate professors(18), and Female Instructors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of West Kentucky Community and Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.48M - Federal
  2. $330k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, West Kentucky Community and Technical College received $2.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $330k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14M
2017 Salaries
6.9%
decline from 2016

In 2017, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 6.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12% decline from 2015 and a 0% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.8M
Instructional Salaries
121
Number of Employees

In 2017, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a total of $6.8M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was Female Professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Instructor with 16 employees.

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

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