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Northwest Kansas Technical College Overview

Northwest Kansas Technical College is a public institution located in Goodland, Kansas. The surrounding location of Goodland is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Northwest Kansas Technical College Known For?

346 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at NWKTC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northwest Kansas Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NWKTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Civil Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Agricultural Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northwest Kansas Technical College?

Location of Northwest Kansas Technical College

Contact details for NWKTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1209 Harrison St, Goodland, KS 67735
Phone: 785-890-3641

How Do I Get Into NWKTC?

You can apply to NWKTC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Northwest Kansas Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Northwest Kansas Technical College?

69% Take Out Loans
5.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NWKTC, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,251 a year. That adds up to $25,004 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NWKTC is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Northwest Kansas Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

440 Full-Time Undergraduates
22% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 735 undergraduate students at NWKTC, with 440 being full-time and 295 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NWKTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 440 full-time undergraduates at NWKTC, 78% are male and 22% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NWKTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Kansas Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NWKTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 240
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Over 24 countries are represented at NWKTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and Spain.

Online Learning at Northwest Kansas Technical College

14 Took All Classes Online
67 Took At Least One Class Online
44.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 67 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NWKTC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 44th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NWKTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Kansas Technical College was 44.3%. This is the #533 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NWKTC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NWKTC 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 NWKTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #10
Computer & Information Sciences #43

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%.

Northwest Kansas Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 25 28 53
Agricultural Production 15 11 10 36
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 20 10 30
Ground Transportation 28 0 0 28
Precision Metal Working 0 3 24 27
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 8 18 26
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 12 10 22
Allied Health Professions 14 5 0 19
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 18 0 18
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 10 6 16
Carpentry 0 6 9 15
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 0 14
Graphic Communications 0 7 3 10
Civil Engineering Technology 0 5 5 10
Cosmetology 0 2 8 10
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 6 0 0 6
Computer Programming 0 2 3 5
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 77 135 134 346


*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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