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67 Colleges
14,033 Yearly Graduations
$44,747 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,308 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 14,033 students received a trade school degree from a college in Kansas, making it rank #25 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,187 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,238 a year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,077 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
2,105 Yearly Degrees
$6,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,537 full-time undergraduates at Wichita Area Technical College, and 4,920 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

51% of Wichita Area Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,502 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wichita Area Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 5,541 full-time undergraduates at JCCC, and 18,278 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,834 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close 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
$7,824 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,087 full-time undergraduates at Washburn Tech, and 1,480 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at Washburn Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,636 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Washburn Tech is $34,100.

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

There are 1,905 full-time undergraduates at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and 5,998 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Kansas City Kansas Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate 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
$3,904 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,898 students at Neosho County Community College in total, 695 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,622 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Neosho County Community College is $26,900.

#6

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
433 Yearly Degrees
$3,711 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 991 full-time undergraduates at Highland Community College, and 2,866 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 75% of students at Highland Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highland Community College is $28,400.

Public Public vs. Private
426 Yearly Degrees
$8,315 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 791 students at Salina Tech in total, 220 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

55% of Salina Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,325 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,600 during the early-career years.

#8

Wichita Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Wichita Technical Institute is 844, which includes 844 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,827 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WTI is $23,200.

#9

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
390 Yearly Degrees
$3,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,463 students at Cowley College in total, 1,337 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at Cowley College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,506 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cowley College is $26,500.

#10

Fort Scott Community College

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

The total student population at Fort Scott Community College is 1,827, which includes 870 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,571 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Barton County Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
365 Yearly Degrees
$3,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 917 full-time undergraduates at Barton Community College, and 4,300 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

25% of Barton Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,691 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% 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
$3,420 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hutchinson Community College is 5,315, which includes 1,939 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Hutchinson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,207 a year. Hutchinson Community College has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hutchinson Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$6,398 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 913 students at North Central Kansas Technical College in total, 422 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at North Central Kansas Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Central Kansas Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$3,456 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Seward County Community College is 1,837, which includes 789 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

19% of SCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,878 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 $29,700 during the early-career years.

#15

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$8,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,472 undergraduates at Washburn University, of which 3,597 are full-time, and there are 6,285 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,729 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Washburn University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$6,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manhattan Area Technical College is 912, which includes 320 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,772 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $39,600.

#17

Flint Hills Technical College

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

There are 343 full-time undergraduates at Flint Hills Technical College, and 1,514 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

45% of Flint Hills Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,704 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 440 full-time undergraduates at NWKTC, and 735 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

69% of NWKTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,251 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,500 during the early-career years.

#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 7,079, of which 5,896 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,548 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

76% of Grantham University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,404 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#20

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$7,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,181 undergraduates at Pitt State, of which 4,650 are full-time, and there are 6,645 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pitt State is 4.6 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

62% of Pitt State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,145 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$2,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Coffeyville Community College is 1,758, which includes 1,044 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,040 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,017 full-time undergraduates at Allen Community College, and 2,407 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% 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

There are 777 full-time undergraduates at Cloud County Community College, and 1,802 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,489 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to 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
$3,631 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,964 students at Butler CC in total, 3,315 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Butler CC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,718 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#25

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$3,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 570 full-time undergraduates at Pratt Community College, and 1,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Pratt Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,271 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% 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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