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 West Kentucky Community and Technical College

West Kentucky Community and Technical College - Paducah, KY

4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

General information:(270)554-9200*0
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:No
Student population:7,277( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,000 $3,120 $3,240 -4%
Out-of-state $10,280 $10,680 $11,160 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,952 $6,975 $6,975 0%
Other $2,820 $2,850 $2,850 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,820 $2,850 $2,850 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,000 $4,120 $4,240 0%
Off Campus $13,772 $13,945 $14,065 -7%
Off Campus with Family $6,820 $6,970 $7,090 -14%
On Campus $11,280 $11,680 $12,160 -8%
Off Campus $21,052 $21,505 $21,985 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,100 $14,530 $15,010 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,240
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $11,160
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 665 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 600 90% $2,445,517 $4,076
Federal grants 408 61% $1,755,505 $4,303
Pell grants 408 61% $1,705,757 $4,181
Other federal grants 92 14% $49,748 $541
State/local government grant or scholarships 425 64% $623,682 $1,467
Institutional grants or scholarships 15 2% $66,330 $4,422
Student loan aid 190 29% $1,097,446 $5,776
Federal student loans 190 29% $1,097,446 $5,776
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,060 42% $11,539,663 $3,771
Pell grants 2,538 34% $8,958,876 $3,530
Federal student loans 1,459 20% $7,574,535 $5,192


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,287 $5,562 $5,960
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,705 $4,139 $4,808
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,567 $5,039 $5,293
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,161 $7,670 $8,116
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,235 $9,602 $9,170
$110,001 and more $8,112 $9,275 $9,339

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,277
Undergraduate enrollment 7,277
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 193
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/2003 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/12/1969 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/04/1990 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

03/01/1984 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1968 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 121
Burglary 9114
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16.7%
Number in default61
Number in repayment364

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00197900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1--
Category total1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-141
Business Administration and Management, General9854
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary3019241
Category total3929146
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Communications Technology/Technician323-
Category total323-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total1--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1432-
Category total1432-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total2121824
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching16--
Health Teacher Education1--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching2--
Special Education and Teaching, General1--
Teacher Assistant/Aide2--
Category total22--
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General24--
Category total24--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-94
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,-1-
Engineering Technology, General-7-
Petroleum Technology/Technician-4-
Category total-214
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4--
Category total4--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-17-
Category total-17-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-34-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--27
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician11--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)332-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1--
Health/Medical Physics37-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-42452
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist19--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-22-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-8-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant12--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse78--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist74-
Surgical Technology/Technologist4-3
Category total13853182
History Colleges
American History (United States)1--
Category total1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration18--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-1-
Category total191-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies173--
Category total178--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-172
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician-57-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/-144
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology9459
Category total913315
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other61--
Category total61--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-217
Culinary Arts/Chef Training7349
Category total75516
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2--
Category total2--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant53214
Welding Technology/Welder-1506
Category total518220
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General3--
Category total3--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work1--
Category total1--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1--
Category total3--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-1-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General1--
Category total1--
Grand total5571505207