100%

Acceptance Rate

$4,447

Avg.Financial Aid

005498

FAFSA Code

About Wichita Area Technical College (WSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

Less than 2 years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,596

Website

www.watc.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

FALSE

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

No

WSU Tech was originally founded in 1895 as a public, nonprofit and co-ed institute in Wichita, Kansas. Today, it has over a hundred degree and certificate programs for students to choose from and enroll in. The university offers a wide range of programs that provide professional, qualified experiences in the academy. In order to cater to students who favor convenience and budget, short-term certification programs and even online courses are provided. Its highest degree offered are associate programs, with the student-faculty ratio standing at 16:1.

Currently, WSU Tech has almost 4,596 enrollments within its 330-acre urban campus, all of which use a semester-based calendar. Students and athletic teams were called “Shockers” due to the students generating income by harvesting wheat (or “shocking” wheat)

The 2-year community college was formerly known as the Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). By July 2018, the university underwent a change in structure; the 2.5-year affiliation between WSU Tech and Wichita State University (WSU) was officially approved, and WSU Tech officially became WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology. It went through another change and was promptly renamed to WSU Tech.

Location & Contact

Address

4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100, Wichita, Kansas - 67226

Contact

Email: admissions@wsutech.edu
Phone: 3166779680
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

WSU Tech holds itself in high regard and that is proved through their rankings. The university ranks high enough to qualify as a National University, which is the highest university level. National Universities promise awards for professional practice doctorates and sufficient faculty research. WSU Tech is also the only institution in Kansas to have made it to the list of the fastest growing colleges at a national level, and also one of the two institutions to make it to the ranks amongst the rest of the higher-education sector itself. All rankings are conducted through in-house analysis by the U.S. Department of Education and are performance-based.

  • Best Colleges 2020 Edition: #293 - #381

  • U.S. News: #303 (tied) under Top Performer in Social Mobility. #153 (tied) under Best Engineering Undergraduate Programs.

  • The State of Kansas: #15 under All-time Best Cities for Students; Average Graduation Rate at 65.7% compared to National Average of 84.1%

  • Chronicle of Higher Education: #2 under Fastest Growing Colleges; enrollment rate has seen 418.3% increase.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

100%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

FALSE

WSU Tech’s admissions are selective in process. Their deadlines for applications are rolling, but this may vary depending on the student’s backgrounds. To give a small background, WSU Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has over 75 programs to offer, along with being a member of the North Central Association.

The enrollment process includes:

  • Choosing a desired career path.

  • Submitting the required documents and personal information.

  • A preferred payment option and opting for financial aid.

  • A smooth transition and experience in your classes as a first-timer.

This can be done with the assistance of an academic advisor, although it is not necessary. But it is definitely recommended for those taking their first steps into a technical college.

Although admissions are rolling, it is important for the candidate to show transcripts that reflect good behaviour and score. So requirements for SAT/ACT and the acceptable GPA will be disclosed. Save for a few certification programs, there is a requirement for GPA and SAT/ACT performance transcripts.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,003

Average Annual Cost

$4,206

Books And Supplies

$2,312

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,521

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,067

Total One Year Cost

$20,236

For a student, it’s not the part about figuring out which programs they want to partake in; it’s the monetary numbers behind it. This is understandable. Many programs are difficult to pay for and WSU Tech prides itself on providing programs at affordable prices and presenting them in simple ways. We’ve helped break down these values into more friendly infographics so you won’t have to spend a lot of time sifting through pages and feeling stuck about what the relevance of the numbers are.

Although the payment structure remains the same among all the programs, the payment amount can differ from program to program. A Net Price Calculator is offered to you on WSU Tech’s website to help you determine many factors that will lead to the final estimated amount you would need to pay in order to pursue a desired program. The estimated numbers are accurate, so there is little need for additional clarifications regarding it as the prices are updated annually.

The section will walk you through the relevant content such as the total cost of attendance, tuition and fees, student loans, cost per credit and even net price by family income. Some of these categories are divided between prices for in-state students and out-state students. The prices may also differ depending on whether you choose between all terms or just one.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

66%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

39%

Academic Calendar

N/A

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

NA

Male Professors

NA

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

NA

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

N/A

Full-time

2712%

Part-time

1884%

Students Gender

Male

N/A

US National: N/A

Female

N/A

US National: N/A

Race/Ethnicity

2804% White

138% Unknown

460% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

230% Two or more races

23% Non Resident alien

184% Asian

23% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

2%

Out Of State

98%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

N/A

Campus Life

Housing

The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available

No

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

N/A

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

N/A

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

NA

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

NA

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,965

Students Receiving Federal Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,847

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$720

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,907

$30K - $48K

$12,129

$48K - $75K

$14,430

$75K - $110K

$16,739

> $110K

$16,977

WSU Tech grants financial aid in the form of federal aid. You will first need to submit a FAFSA form, and complete the Student Data Form online. After doing so, you will have to cooperate with the Financial Aid office by turning in any documents they require. Before completing the FAFSA, it is recommended to you that you clear any remaining tax payments since you will need the latest updated tax data to update the FAFSA with it and receive your financial aid award letter. In case you want to apply, the school code for WSU Tech is 005498.

In order to receive Financial Aid, you are required to maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA cumulatively, complete 67% of the coursework and have attempted fewer than 150% of the credits required for your program. WSU Tech already offers resources to alleviate some of the trouble of the process. Keep in mind that financial aid will not be provided to students who are conditionally admitted. Financial aid is also offered exclusively to assist students in paying for classes that are required for their program.

Students who succeed in achieving a financial aid award will be contacted through email sent directly from the WSU Tech Financial Aid Office. This will take you to your myWSU Tech student portal where you will find the award letter inside your account.

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