Northwest Kansas Technical College

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2022 Average Net Price
$12,402
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
666
58.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.3%
140 Graduates

About

Northwest Kansas Technical College is a higher education institution located in Sherman County, KS. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Northwest Kansas Technical College were Electrician (35 degrees awarded), Welding Technology (35 degrees), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (19 degrees).

In 2022, 384 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Kansas Technical College. 24% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 76% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (241 degrees), 3.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,402.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending Northwest Kansas Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$12,402
2022 Value
30.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwest Kansas Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,402. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwest Kansas Technical College grew by 30.7%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Northwest Kansas Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 24.3% with respect to 2021, when 37% 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.
3.42%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Kansas Technical College was 3.42%, which represents 5 out of the 146 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 had a total enrollment of 666 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 388 students and the part-time enrollment is 278. This means that 58.3% 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 69.7% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Black or African American, 1.8% Two or More Races, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Asian.

Students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.2%) and White Female (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 666 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 388 and the part-time enrollment is 278. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Northwest Kansas Technical College was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    464 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    113 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    49 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 69.7% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Black or African American, 1.8% Two or More Races, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Asian. 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.

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 2022, 200 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwest Kansas Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white (241 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Northwest Kansas Technical College is Electrician (35 degrees awarded), followed by Welding Technology (35 degrees) and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (19 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Precision Production (78 degrees awarded), Construction (57 degrees), and Communication Technologies (10 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Other managers (49,897 people), Construction managers (43,875 people), Software developers (35,729 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,039 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (18,997 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (78 degrees awarded), Construction (57 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Transportation (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Precision Production (78 degrees awarded), Construction (57 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Transportation (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (103,446 people), Computer Systems Design (51,347 people), Air transportation (36,160 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (23,596 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (18,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Precision Production (78 degrees awarded), Construction (57 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (53 degrees), and Transportation (13 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Northwest Kansas Technical College was Electrician with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

292
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
92
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College, which is 3.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (92).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Welding Technology. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Medical Assistant, which is 3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 52% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwest Kansas Technical College is Female and White (78.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.43% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    241 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white (241 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    192 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white male (192 degrees awarded). There were 3.92 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (49 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $906k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 12k (1.32%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northwest Kansas Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 10.5M. Northwest Kansas Technical College employs 28 Instructors. Most academics at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Male Instructor (20), and Female Instructor (8).

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 15 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Endowment

$906k
2022 Endowment
4.15%
decline from 2021

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at about $906k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Kansas Technical College declined 4.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.31M 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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Salary Expenditure

$3.47M
2022 Salaries
4.55%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a median of $3.47M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($10.5M) and a 4.55% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.46M
Instructional Salaries
28
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a total of $1.46M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.9% 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
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College was Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2022, 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 15 employees, Management with 13 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College was Male Instructor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

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

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