West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,296
2.87% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,780
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
15.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,893
36% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.1%
359 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 2020, 2,872 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 51.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,407 degrees), 14.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $4,296, which is $−3,684 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $4,296, which is $−3,684 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,780.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students attending West Kentucky Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,296
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was $4,296. The cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $−3,684 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,780
2020 Value
8.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 West Kentucky Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,780. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of West Kentucky Community and Technical College grew by 8.45%.

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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 2020. 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 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.28% with respect to 2019, when 78% 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.
15.7%
2018 Default Rate
115
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was 15.7%, which represents 115 out of the 733 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 4,893 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 1,762 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,131. This means that 36% 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 80% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.899% Asian, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0409% 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 (51.7%), followed by White Male (30%) and Black or African American Female (4.54%). 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

36%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,893 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 1,762 and the part-time enrollment is 3,131. This means that 36% of students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    3,915
  2. Black or African American
    340
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    223

The enrolled student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 80% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.899% Asian, 0.225% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0409% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 163 students (3.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 110 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 (2,407 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 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 Precision Production (309 degrees awarded), Construction (191 degrees), and Communication Technologies (66 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 Other managers (48,596 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (42,214 people), Construction managers (39,013 people), Software developers (30,405 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (16,753 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (309 degrees awarded), Construction (191 degrees), Communication Technologies (66 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (312 degrees), and Human Sciences (96 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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Economists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (309 degrees awarded), Construction (191 degrees), Communication Technologies (66 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (312 degrees), and Human Sciences (96 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 Construction (92,448 people), Elementary & secondary schools (83,058 people), Computer Systems Design (47,531 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (29,639 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (26,725 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (309 degrees awarded), Construction (191 degrees), Communication Technologies (66 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (312 degrees), and Human Sciences (96 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 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,381
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,491
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,381 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which is 0.926 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,491).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 274 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 16.1 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 370 degrees were awarded to women at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 11.2 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (58.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Female and White (58.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.279% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,407 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    170 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    136 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white (2,407 degrees awarded). There were 14.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (170 degrees).

0.696% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,239 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,168 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white female (1,239 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,168 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 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.9k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. West Kentucky Community and Technical College employs 40 Professors, 38 Instructors, and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Female Instructors (30), Female Professors(27), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.94M - Federal
  2. $380k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, West Kentucky Community and Technical College received $1.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $380k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.9M
2020 Salaries
1.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 1.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.42% decline from 2018 and a 2.24% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.3M
Instructional Salaries
116
Number of Employees

In 2020, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a total of $6.3M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Professor with 40 employees; Instructor with 38 employees; and Instructor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was Female Instructor with 30 employees, Female Professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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

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