West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,744

6.12% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,441

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

27.2%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,065

37.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

43.3%

281 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 2016, 2,805 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,408 degrees), 10 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (240 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $3,744, which is $-3,576 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $3,744, which is $-3,576 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,441.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,744

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was $3,744. The cost of tuition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is $-3,576 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,441

2016 Value

21.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 West Kentucky Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,441. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of West Kentucky Community and Technical College grew by 21.4%.

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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 2016. 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 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

20%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.63% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

27.2%

2015 Default Rate

341

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was 27.2%, which represents 341 out of the 1255 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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Admissions

West Kentucky Community and Technical College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 6,065 students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of West Kentucky Community and Technical College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a total enrollment of 6,065 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 2,264 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,801. This means that 37.3% 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 79.1% White, 6.22% Black or African American, 3.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.758% Asian, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.9%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,065 students. The full-time enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 2,264 and the part-time enrollment is 3,801. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2016 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 64%. 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

    4,797

  2. Black or African American

    377

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    215

The enrolled student population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 79.1% White, 6.22% Black or African American, 3.54% Hispanic or Latino, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.758% Asian, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 403 students (6.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 171 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 (2,408 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (240 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 (396 degrees awarded), Construction (151 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (337 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 Registered nurses (1,240,435 people), Medical & health services managers (137,893 people), Pharmacists (117,069 people), Physicians & surgeons (111,324 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (108,966 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (396 degrees awarded), Construction (151 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (337 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (74 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, General & operations managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (396 degrees awarded), Construction (151 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (337 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (74 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 Hospitals (1,410,145 people), Elementary & secondary schools (257,447 people), Outpatient care centers (192,393 people), Offices of physicians (165,634 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,547 people).

The most specialized majors at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Precision Production (396 degrees awarded), Construction (151 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (337 degrees), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Human Sciences (74 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,317

  2. 1,488

In 2016, 1,317 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which is 0.885 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 330 degrees were awarded to men at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 10 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 237 degrees were awarded to women at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 4.94 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% 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, 42% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.356% 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

    2,408 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    240 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white (2,408 degrees awarded). There were 10 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (240 degrees).

0.82% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,242 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,166 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is white female (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,166 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 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.56k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $17.1M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College employs 40 Professors, 35 Associate professors, and 24 Instructors. Most academics at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are Female Professors (28), Female Associate professors(22), and Male Instructors (13).

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 39 employees, and Management with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of West Kentucky Community and Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3M - Federal

  2. $514k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, West Kentucky Community and Technical College received $3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $514k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$17.1M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, West Kentucky Community and Technical College had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $17.1M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$17.1M

2015 Salaries

0%

growth from 2014

In 2015, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.89% growth from 2013 and a 0.951% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.04M

Instructional Salaries

129

Number of Employees

In 2015, West Kentucky Community and Technical College paid a total of $7.04M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) 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

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College were Professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2016, 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 39 employees; and Management with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was Female Professor with 28 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Instructor with 13 employees.

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

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