Northwest Kansas Technical College

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2017 Average Net Price

$11,595

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.81%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

896

45.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.7%

101 Graduates

About

Northwest Kansas Technical College is a higher education institution located in Sherman County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwest Kansas Technical College were .

In 2017, 309 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Kansas Technical College. 27.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 72.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (202 degrees), 4.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Kansas Technical College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Kansas Technical College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,595.

In 2017, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$11,595

2017 Value

8.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northwest Kansas Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,595. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northwest Kansas Technical College grew by 8.17%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

32% of undergraduate students at Northwest Kansas Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.03% with respect to 2016, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Northwest Kansas Technical College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.

5.81%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Kansas Technical College was 5.81%, which represents 9 out of the 155 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

Northwest Kansas Technical College has a total enrollment of 896 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 409 students and the part-time enrollment is 487. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwest Kansas Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.8% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.71% Black or African American, 0.893% Two or More Races, 0.67% Asian, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 896 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 409 and the part-time enrollment is 487. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 Northwest Kansas Technical College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Kansas 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

    616

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    127

  3. Black or African American

    78

The enrolled student population at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 68.8% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.71% Black or African American, 0.893% Two or More Races, 0.67% Asian, 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 139 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwest Kansas Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Northwest Kansas Technical College are white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwest Kansas Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Transportation (27 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (78 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Other managers (43,131 people), Construction managers (36,468 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (28,412 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (24,198 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (20,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Transportation (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), and Precision Production (23 degrees).

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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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Personal financial advisors, Dentists, Medical & health services managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Transportation (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (86,744 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (37,348 people), Elementary & secondary schools (35,752 people), Farming (32,057 people), and Air transportation (30,872 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (34 degrees awarded), Transportation (27 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (78 degrees), Communication Technologies (8 degrees), and Precision Production (23 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwest Kansas Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 224

  2. 85

In 2017, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College, which is 2.64 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (85).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Medical Assistant, which is 3 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from Northwest Kansas Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Kansas Technical College is Male and Asian (100% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white (202 degrees awarded). There were 4.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    156 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white male (156 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.04M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.4k (2.06%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northwest Kansas Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $7.82M. Northwest Kansas Technical College employs 34 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Male Instructors (25), Female Instructors(9), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 8 employees, and Service with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.04M

2017 Endowment

4.4%

growth from 2016

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.04M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Kansas Technical College grew 4.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.62M lower than 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. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northwest Kansas Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.23M

2017 Salaries

5.99%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a median of $3.23M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($7.82M) and a 5.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.721% growth from 2015 and a 3.49% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.66M

Instructional Salaries

34

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a total of $1.66M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 51.3% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

34 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College were Instructor with 34 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees; and Service with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College was Male Instructor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 9 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northwest Kansas Technical College.

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