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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Demographics & Diversity

Paducah, Kentucky

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of West Kentucky Community and Technical College students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 8%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 51% more female students than male students enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for West Kentucky Community and Technical College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for West Kentucky Community and Technical College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,949
Women 2,944

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

West Kentucky Community and Technical College serves a very low number of students outside of Kentucky, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for West Kentucky Community and Technical College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,699 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,893
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 36.6%
Part time Undergrads 45.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157483 IPEDS survey data for West Kentucky Community and Technical College.