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Located in Paducah, Kentucky, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Paducah draws many to the area.

171 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is West Kentucky Community and Technical College?

Location of West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Contact details for West Kentucky Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Phone: 270-554-9200
Website: https://westkentucky.kctcs.edu

How Do I Get Into West Kentucky Community and Technical College?

You can apply to West Kentucky Community and Technical College online at: https://westkentucky.kctcs.edu/admissions/start-your-application/index.aspx

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford West Kentucky Community and Technical College?

11% Take Out Loans
21.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At West Kentucky Community and Technical College, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $4,019 a year. That adds up to $16,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 21.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,074 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,327 undergraduate students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, with 2,074 being full-time and 4,253 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,074 full-time undergraduates at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Kentucky Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of West Kentucky Community and Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 149
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 1,682
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 124

Over 11 countries are represented at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Venezuela, and India.

Online Learning at West Kentucky Community and Technical College

1,152 Took All Classes Online
2,466 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,466 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at West Kentucky Community and Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of West Kentucky Community and Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was -1.1%. This is the #1,705 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at West Kentucky Community and Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Computer & Information Sciences #115
Computer Information Systems #193

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 157 14 171
TOTAL 157 14 171

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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