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Wichita Area Technical College is a public institution situated in Wichita, Kansas. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

1,537 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,839 Avg In-State Tuition

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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.

Wichita Area Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#70 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
#9 Best Value Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wichita Area Technical College?

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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

Can I Afford Wichita Area Technical College?

$4,839 In-State Tuition
51% Take Out Loans
16.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Wichita Area Technical College students paid $147 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $177 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,839 $5,806
Fees $1,927 $1,927
Books and Supplies $1,168 $1,168

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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

1,537 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,920 undergraduate students at Wichita Area Technical College, with 1,537 being full-time and 3,383 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,537 full-time undergraduates at Wichita Area Technical College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 73
Black or African American 128
Hispanic or Latino 162
White 847
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 304

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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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 #1,138 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wichita Area Technical College regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 554 0 0 554
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 430 0 0 430
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 190 0 0 190
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 113 7 10 130
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 120 120
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 14 101 115
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 0 0 91 91
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician 74 2 4 80
Other Precision Production 59 2 3 64
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 19 23 20 62
Welding Technology/Welder 29 12 12 53
Medication Aide 44 0 0 44
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 12 19 31
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 10 15 25
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 6 18 24
Carpentry/Carpenter 7 5 7 19
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 4 15 19
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician & Veterinary Assistant 0 14 0 14
General Drafting & Design Technology/Technician 0 6 6 12
Robotics Technology/Technician 3 3 6 12
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 8 0 8
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 3 2 5
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 1 1 2
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
Health Aide 0 0 0 0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,522 133 450 2,105

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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