West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Paducah, KY 42002
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West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is located in Paducah, Kentucky. WKCTC is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. It was established back in 2003 as a consolidation of Paducah Community College and West Kentucky Technical College. This two-year school currently serves more than 9,000 students and it offers them many different academic possibilities. WKCTC has many associate degrees as well as career-oriented technical and vocational courses that will offer certificates upon completion of the program. The WKCTC nursing programs are very esteemed and have been helping nursing students to realize their full potential for a very long time. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students6,038
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 52
Certificate 2 19
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 44
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/2003 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1968 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$567/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,290 $7,290 $25,515
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $39,690
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $70,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of West Kentucky Community and Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 58% $4,293
Other Federal Grant 8% $813
State Grant & Scholarships 81% $1,867
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $2,756
Federal Student Loans 17% $4,238
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,090
$30,001 to $48,000$4,470
$48,001 to $75,000$6,524
$75,001 to $110,000$9,414
Over $110,000$9,826

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kentucky state board of nursing.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002

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