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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Overview

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a public institution situated in Paducah, Kentucky. The location of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is West Kentucky Community and Technical College Known For?

3,323 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 96% of the faculty were full-time.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#284 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#121 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#130 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford West Kentucky Community and Technical College?

11% Take Out Loans
21.3% 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 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 11th 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 #2,275 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 following table shows the 1-year growth rate of West Kentucky Community and Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 45%
Engineering Technologies 5%
Health Professions 16%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 23%
Liberal Arts General Studies 23%

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
Marine Transportation #1
Graphic Communications #19
Transportation & Materials Moving #20
Communications Technologies & Support #24
Design & Applied Arts #54
Visual & Performing Arts #108
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #113
Business Support & Assistant Services #147
Human Development & Family Studies #149
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #178
Computer Information Systems #193
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #221
Health & Medical Administrative Services #346
Criminal Justice & Corrections #414
Computer & Information Sciences #424
Nursing #469
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #470

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 580 0 22 602
Precision Metal Working 328 9 42 379
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 362 0 362
Business Administration & Management 282 32 0 314
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 136 18 57 211
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 172 2 28 202
Computer Information Systems 157 14 0 171
Health & Medical Administrative Services 96 11 58 165
Business Support & Assistant Services 127 0 0 127
Human Development & Family Studies 55 18 23 96
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 73 12 9 94
Culinary Arts 38 11 28 77
Nursing 0 76 0 76
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 48 0 21 69
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 49 6 0 55
Allied Health Professions 23 29 0 52
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 41 0 41
Graphic Communications 6 11 17 34
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 14 0 34
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 26 0 5 31
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 14 15 0 29
Health Sciences & Services 0 19 0 19
Cosmetology 0 0 19 19
Marine Transportation 6 9 0 15
Dental Support Services 0 0 14 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 12 0 0 12
Fire Protection 7 1 1 9
Design & Applied Arts 6 0 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 1 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Other Homeland Security 0 0 1 1
Human Services 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,261 717 345 3,323

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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