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66 Colleges
13,295 Yearly Graduations
$45,782 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,449 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Kansas is ranked #26 in the country with 13,295 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,445 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $13,434 a year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,112 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,323 Yearly Degrees
$5,963 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,606 students at WSU Tech in total, 1,499 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,417 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WSU Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,451 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
864 Yearly Degrees
$2,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 17% of students at JCCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from JCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,375 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
828 Yearly Degrees
$8,323 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washburn Institute of Technology is 1,107, which includes 892 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 44%. Of the accepted students, 72% are men and 28% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at Washburn Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,248 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Washburn Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,731 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
823 Yearly Degrees
$3,540 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.

Roughly 27% of students at Hutchinson Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hutchinson Community College is $33,653.

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

There are 1,568 full-time undergraduates at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and 5,148 students altogether. 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. Kansas City Kansas Community College has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,799 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Wichita Technical Institute

Wichita, Kansas
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
538 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 typical student loan amount is $6,448 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WTI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,713 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Grantham University

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

There are 5,319 undergraduates at Grantham University, of which 2,164 are full-time, and there are 6,465 students altogether. For undergraduates at Grantham University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Roughly 79% of students at Grantham University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,098 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%.

Students who graduate from Grantham University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,426 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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

21% of Neosho County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,982 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Neosho County Community College is $33,749.

#9

Barton County Community College

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

The total student population at Barton County Community College is 4,094, which includes 1,398 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,836 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Barton Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,756 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$3,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Highland Community College is 2,700, which includes 932 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

44% of Highland Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,100 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,143 during the early-career years.

#11

Salina Area Technical College

Salina, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
372 Yearly Degrees
$7,460 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 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,067 during the early-career years.

#12

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
368 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 6.3% 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 $30,075 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
362 Yearly Degrees
$7,692 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 369 full-time undergraduates at North Central Kansas Technical College, and 843 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,728 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% 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 $38,501.

#14

Manhattan Area Technical College

Manhattan, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$7,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 279 full-time undergraduates at MATC, and 842 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

55% of MATC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,092 a year. MATC has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MATC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,758 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
293 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.

85% of NWKTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,702 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,414 during the early-career years.

#16

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$8,872 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. It takes the average Washburn University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,924 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 $37,731 during the early-career years.

#17

Flint Hills Technical College

Emporia, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
274 Yearly Degrees
$7,032 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 41% of students at Flint Hills Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,094 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Flint Hills Technical College is $37,657.

#18

Fort Scott Community College

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

There are 1,617 students at FSCC in total, 729 are full-time undergraduates. 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 17.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,887 during the early-career years.

#19

Garden City Community College

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

The total student population at Garden City Community College is 1,868, which includes 798 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

23% of Garden City Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,285 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Garden City Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,444 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Seward County Community College is 1,580, which includes 678 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at SCCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,296 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,784 during the early-career years.

#21

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$3,908 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.

44% of Pratt Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,732 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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 $39,968 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
207 Yearly Degrees
$8,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,946 undergraduates at WSU, of which 8,586 are full-time, and there are 14,999 students altogether. For undergraduates at WSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

51% of WSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,265 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,996 during the early-career years.

#23

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$4,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,459 students at Dodge City Community College in total, 709 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,934 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Dodge City Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,392 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees
$7,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,398 students at Pitt State in total, 4,825 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,260 are full-time. It takes the average Pitt State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,373 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pitt State is $39,179.

#25

Crave Beauty Academy

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

There are 157 full-time undergraduates at Crave Beauty Academy, and 171 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

59% of Crave Beauty Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,932 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,727 during the early-career years.

Other Kansas Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Cloud County Community College 180
27 Coffeyville Community College 173
28 Kansas State University 166
29 Butler Community College 157
30 Eric Fisher Academy 141
31 Fort Hays State University 123
32 Bellus Academy 116
33 Colby Community College 112
34 Independence Community College 96
34 Z Hair Academy 96
36 Allen County Community College 92
37 University of Kansas 90
38 Labette Community College 87
38 Paul Mitchell the School Wichita 87
40 Paul Mitchell the School Overland Park 78
41 Rasmussen University - Kansas 66
42 Mitsu Sato Hair Academy 52
43 Newman University 49
43 Old Town Barber College - Wichita 49
45 Hays Academy of Hair Design 46
46 McPherson College 41
47 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Wichita 39
48 Donnelly College 33
49 Hays Academy of Hair Design 29
50 Ottawa University - Online 26
50 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Lawrence 26
52 Cleveland University - Kansas City 25
53 Friends University 21
53 Southwestern College 21
55 Ottawa University - Kansas City 13
56 Central Christian College of Kansas 12
57 Midwest Barber College 10
58 Hesston College 8
59 Emporia State University 7
60 University of Saint Mary 5
60 Sterling College 5
62 Benedictine College 3
62 MidAmerica Nazarene University 3
64 Bethel College - North Newton 1
65 Bethany College Kansas 0
65 Tabor College 0

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