Public 2 Year

Salina Area Technical College

Salina, Kansas

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Salina Area Technical College overview
Location Salina, Kansas
Online salinatech.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Salina Area Technical College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Salina Area Technical College is a public institution located in Salina, Kansas, an area with a blend of urban and rural influences, approximately 90 miles north of Wichita. Established in 1965, the college has developed a reputation for providing career-oriented education and hands-on training in fields such as nursing, welding, and diesel technology. With a sprawling campus known for its practical design rather than elaborate architectural styles, Salina Area Technical College focuses on technical and vocational instruction, catering to a diverse student body. The college offers certificate and associate degree programs, with a notably open admissions policy, making technical education accessible to a broad range of applicants. Though not recognized for a robust intercollegiate athletic program, the institution emphasizes preparation for the workforce with an emphasis on industry-current technologies and skillsets. Housing is not provided on campus, encouraging students to find accommodation within the local community or commute from nearby areas.

Salina Area Technical College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  239 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 616 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,029 plus fees of $1,291.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Salina Area Technical College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,035
Other Fees$1,291
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,406
Budget for Other Expenses$3,195
Total One Year Cost$16,956

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Salina Area Technical College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 70%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 14%
Precision Production Trades 6%
Engineering Technology 5%
Business 2%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155830 IPEDS survey data for Salina Area Technical College.

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