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West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) in Paducah, KY, is an institution strongly dedicated to community and family. Their values include trust, multiculturalism, flexibility and innovation, and they provide an environment conducive to learning and teaching.

A two-year finalist for the Top 10 Aspen Prize, WKCTC offers certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in several disciplines, and runs a university-parallel general curriculum that meets the first two years’ transfer requirements for a baccalaureate degree at other universities and colleges.

With a starting tuition of $144 per credit hour for in-state and online students, WKCTC is well within the reach of most aspiring students. In addition, there are several aid options such as loans, grants and the Federal Work Study Program, making college education an affordable pursuit.

One unique offering from WKCTC is their Accessible College Education program, which is specifically designed for working people who want better career opportunities. Under this program, successful applicants may receive credits for work experience or prior learning, and can complete the course by attending one class per weekend, in the evening. They can also opt for the online version of the program.

There are several extracurricular activities for students who want to engage in artistic endeavors. The Clemens Fine Arts Center regularly presents nationally touring productions in music, theatre and dance, and has been doing so for the past 42 years.

For a well-rounded education that focuses equally on technical and creative learning at affordable rates, very few community colleges match up to WKCTC.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,830
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $150-$180 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $520-$620 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$4,029
Receiving Student Loans20%$4,517
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, West Kentucky Community and Technical College may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for West Kentucky Community and Technical College compared to community colleges in Kentucky, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 West Kentucky Community and Technical CollegeMcCracken CountyKentucky
Graduation Rate38.1%-24.2%
Transfer-out Rate11.6%-13.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1985)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by West Kentucky Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Psychology

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
54

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,341