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67 Colleges
14,033 Yearly Graduations
$46,757 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,615 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Kansas ranked #25 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 14,033 students received some type of diploma that year. Kansas colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,689 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,771 per year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Kansas take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,154 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
2,105 Yearly Degrees
$6,602 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology is 4,606, which includes 1,499 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at WSU Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSU Tech is $30,600.

#2

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
1,273 Yearly Degrees
$3,360 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,765 full-time undergraduates at JCCC, and 13,891 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,157 Yearly Degrees
$8,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,107 students at Washburn Tech in total, 892 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,248 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
794 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,148 students at Kansas City Kansas Community College in total, 1,568 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Kansas City Kansas Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,451 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
526 Yearly Degrees
$4,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 628 full-time undergraduates at Neosho County Community College, and 1,727 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,982 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Neosho County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
433 Yearly Degrees
$3,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 932 full-time undergraduates at Highland Community College, and 2,700 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at Highland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,100 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
426 Yearly Degrees
$8,127 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 697 students at Salina Tech in total, 204 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,888 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Salina Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Wichita Technical Institute

Wichita, Kansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
408 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Wichita Technical Institute is 1,157, which includes 1,157 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

77% of WTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,448 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,200 during the early-career years.

#9

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$3,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,475 students at Cowley College in total, 1,327 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Cowley College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,826 a year. Cowley College has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$3,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 729 full-time undergraduates at FSCC, and 1,617 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,657 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
365 Yearly Degrees
$3,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,398 full-time undergraduates at Barton Community College, and 4,094 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

22% of Barton Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,836 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#12

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees
$3,480 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hutchinson Community College is 4,907, which includes 1,931 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$7,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Central Kansas Technical College is 843, which includes 369 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at North Central Kansas Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,728 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Central Kansas Technical College is $34,600.

Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$3,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,580 students at SCCC in total, 678 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

10% of SCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$8,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,070 undergraduates at Washburn University, of which 3,326 are full-time, and there are 5,880 students altogether. For undergraduates at Washburn University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

53% of Washburn University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,924 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$7,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manhattan Area Technical College is 842, which includes 279 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,092 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MATC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Flint Hills Technical College

Emporia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
291 Yearly Degrees
$6,712 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 277 full-time undergraduates at Flint Hills Technical College, and 1,222 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,094 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Flint Hills Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees

There are 372 full-time undergraduates at NWKTC, and 676 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at NWKTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,702 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWKTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Grantham University

Lenexa, Kansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$8,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grantham University is 6,465, of which 5,319 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,164 are full-time. It takes the average Grantham University undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 79% of students at Grantham University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,098 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#20

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$7,504 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pittsburg State University is 6,398, of which 4,825 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,260 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pitt State is 4.5 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,373 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pitt State is $34,900.

#21

Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$3,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 935 full-time undergraduates at Coffeyville Community College, and 1,368 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,065 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Coffeyville Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$3,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Allen County Community College is 2,113, which includes 957 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,049 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Cloud County Community College

Concordia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
194 Yearly Degrees
$3,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cloud County Community College is 1,589, which includes 642 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,480 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cloud County Community College is $26,100.

#24

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees
$3,706 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Butler Community College is 7,175, which includes 3,094 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Butler CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,753 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Butler CC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$3,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 558 full-time undergraduates at Pratt Community College, and 1,164 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,732 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pratt Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Kansas Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Wichita State University 180
27 Kansas State University 171
28 Colby Community College 152
29 Crave Beauty Academy 131
30 Eric Fisher Academy 129
31 Independence Community College 125
32 Bellus Academy 121
33 University of Kansas 120
34 Garden City Community College 119
35 Z Hair Academy 103
36 Labette Community College 98
37 Fort Hays State University 97
38 Paul Mitchell the School Overland Park 81
39 Paul Mitchell the School Wichita 80
40 Rasmussen University - Kansas 64
41 Dodge City Community College 51
42 McPherson College 49
43 Donnelly College 43
44 Newman University 42
45 Hays Academy of Hair Design 36
46 Ottawa University - Online 34
46 Hays Academy of Hair Design 34
48 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Lawrence 33
49 Old Town Barber College - Wichita 31
50 Mitsu Sato Hair Academy 27
51 Southwestern College 16
52 Central Christian College of Kansas 14
53 Midwest Barber College 9
53 Ottawa University - Kansas City 9
55 Friends University 8
56 Emporia State University 7
56 Sterling College 7
56 University of Saint Mary 7
59 Hesston College 6
59 Bethel College - North Newton 6
61 MidAmerica Nazarene University 4
62 Tabor College 3
63 Benedictine College 2
64 Kansas Wesleyan University 1
65 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Wichita 0
65 Cleveland University - Kansas City 0
65 Bethany College Kansas 0

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