Northwest Kansas Technical College

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2019 Average Net Price
$11,439
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.39%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
735
59.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.8%
108 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 2019, 346 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwest Kansas Technical College. 25.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 74.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (205 degrees), 3.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Kansas Technical College is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwest Kansas Technical College is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,439.

In 2019, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$11,439
2019 Value
1.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwest Kansas Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,439. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwest Kansas Technical College grew by 1.82%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Northwest Kansas Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.86% with respect to 2018, when 35% 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.
9.39%
2017 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwest Kansas Technical College was 9.39%, which represents 17 out of the 181 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 735 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 440 students and the part-time enrollment is 295. This means that 59.9% 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 67.2% White, 17.7% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Black or African American, 0.68% Two or More Races, 0.544% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.544% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.272% Asian.

Students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Male (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 735 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 440 and the part-time enrollment is 295. This means that 59.9% of students enrolled at Northwest Kansas Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northwest Kansas Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    494
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    130
  3. Black or African American
    86

The enrolled student population at Northwest Kansas Technical College is 67.2% White, 17.7% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Black or African American, 0.68% Two or More Races, 0.544% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.544% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.272% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% 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 2019, 168 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 (205 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 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 (41 degrees awarded), Transportation (28 degrees), and Agriculture (36 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 (48,407 people), Construction managers (40,455 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (32,368 people), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (28,709 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (21,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (41 degrees awarded), Transportation (28 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (54 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College are Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Physicians, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Computer & information systems managers

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (41 degrees awarded), Transportation (28 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (54 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 (95,743 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (36,272 people), Elementary & secondary schools (35,351 people), Air transportation (34,020 people), and Farming (30,290 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Construction (41 degrees awarded), Transportation (28 degrees), Agriculture (36 degrees), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (54 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 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 Northwest Kansas Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

257
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
89
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College, which is 2.89 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (89).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture, which is 8 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Medical Assistant, which is 4.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 49% 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, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwest Kansas Technical College is Female and White (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    205 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white (205 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 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
    150 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwest Kansas Technical College is white male (150 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (55 degrees).

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Operations

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.01M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $77k (7.62%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northwest Kansas Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $8.58M. Northwest Kansas Technical College employs 31 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwest Kansas Technical College are Male Instructors (20), Female Instructors(11), 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, Management, with 10 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.01M
2019 Endowment
5.88%
growth from 2018

Northwest Kansas Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.01M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwest Kansas Technical College grew 5.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.29M 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 2019, 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

$3.4M
2019 Salaries
1.25%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a median of $3.4M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($8.58M) and a 1.25% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.6% growth from 2017 and a 5.99% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.48M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwest Kansas Technical College paid a total of $1.48M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College were Instructor with 31 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, 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; Management with 10 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwest Kansas Technical College was Male Instructor with 20 employees, Female Instructor with 11 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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