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Wichita Area Technical College Overview

Located in Wichita, Kansas, Wichita Area Technical College is a public institution. Wichita Area Technical College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Wichita Area Technical College Known For?

2,291 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Wichita Area Technical College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wichita Area 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 Wichita Area Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wichita Area Technical College?

Location of Wichita Area Technical College

Contact details for Wichita Area Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100, Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: 316-677-9400
Website: www.wsutech.edu

How Do I Get Into Wichita Area Technical College?

You can apply to Wichita Area Technical College online at: wsutech.edu/apply/

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

Can I Afford Wichita Area Technical College?

51% Take Out Loans
16.9% 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 Wichita Area Technical College, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,502 a year. That adds up to $22,008 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wichita Area Technical College is 16.9%. 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.

Wichita Area Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,528 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,596 undergraduate students at Wichita Area Technical College, with 1,528 being full-time and 3,068 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wichita Area Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,528 full-time undergraduates at Wichita Area Technical College, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wichita Area Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wichita Area Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wichita Area Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 155
Hispanic or Latino 247
White 911
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

Over 13 countries are represented at Wichita Area Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bangladesh, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Online Learning at Wichita Area Technical College

589 Took All Classes Online
1,796 Took At Least One Class Online
7.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,796 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wichita Area Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 45th 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 Wichita Area Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wichita Area Technical College was 7.3%. This is the #1,488 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wichita Area Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wichita Area Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wichita Area 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 Wichita Area Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #69

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%.

Wichita Area Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering Technology 554 0 0 554
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 430 0 120 550
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 234 0 0 234
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 25 208 233
Precision Metal Working 142 19 22 183
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 65 9 16 90
Industrial Production Technology 74 2 4 80
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 19 29 26 74
Other Precision Production 59 2 3 64
Information Technology 18 16 17 51
Allied Health Professions 0 12 19 31
Dental Support Services 0 6 18 24
Carpentry 7 5 7 19
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 4 15 19
Design & Applied Arts 8 5 5 18
Business Administration & Management 1 15 0 16
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 14 0 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 3 6 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 8 0 8
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 3 2 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 0 4
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 2 2 4
Computer Systems Networking 2 0 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,616 185 490 2,291

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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