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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

Kansas ranked #26 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 13,295 students received some type of diploma that year. 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.

An estimated 56% of college students in Kansas take out loans, with the average 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 1,499 full-time undergraduates at WSU Tech, and 4,606 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSU Tech is $31,451.

#2

Johnson County Community College

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

The total student population at Johnson County Community College is 13,891, which includes 4,765 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

17% of JCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,991 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JCCC is $35,375.

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 41%. 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. Washburn Tech has a 6.1% 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 $37,731 during the early-career years.

#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.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,218 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Kansas City Kansas Community College is 5,148, which includes 1,568 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,799 during the early-career years.

#6

Wichita Technical Institute

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

There are 1,157 students at WTI in total, 1,157 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 77% of students at WTI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 6,465 students at Grantham University in total, 5,319 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,164 are full-time. For undergraduates at Grantham University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

79% of Grantham University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,426 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Neosho County Community College is 1,727, which includes 628 full-time undergraduates. 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 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

There are 4,094 students at Barton Community College in total, 1,398 are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highland Community College is $32,143.

#11

Salina Area Technical College

Salina, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
372 Yearly Degrees
$7,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 48% of students at Salina Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,888 a year. Salina Tech has a 8.3% 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 $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

The total student population at Cowley County Community College is 2,475, which includes 1,327 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

31% of Cowley College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Cowley College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,075 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 842 students at MATC in total, 279 are 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 average amount of student loans is $6,092 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $38,758.

Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees

There are 676 students at NWKTC in total, 372 are full-time undergraduates. 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. NWKTC has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWKTC is $33,414.

#16

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$8,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washburn University is 5,880, of which 5,070 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,326 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Washburn University is 4.7 years.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,924 a year. Washburn University has a 6.1% 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 $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.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,094 a year. Flint Hills Technical College has a 2.3% 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 $37,657 during the early-career years.

#18

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
264 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.

43% of FSCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 798 full-time undergraduates at Garden City Community College, and 1,868 students altogether. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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

10% of SCCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from SCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,784 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$3,908 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 44% of students at Pratt Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,968 during the early-career years.

#22

Wichita State University

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

There are 14,999 students at WSU in total, 11,946 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,586 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

51% of WSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,265 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 average amount of student loans is $4,934 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Roughly 57% of students at Pitt State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,373 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,179 during the early-career years.

#25

Crave Beauty Academy

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

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Crave Beauty Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,727 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Lawrence 26
50 Ottawa University - Online 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 Sterling College 5
60 University of Saint Mary 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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