By Ashley Steiner

North Central Kansas Technical College was ranked second among 2-year colleges with the highest 3-year graduation rates, by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  With a 73.9% completion rate and a score of 136 out of completers within 150 percent of expected time, NCK Tech joins 3 other schools located in Kansas.  NCK Tech has a strong reputation for helping students succeed and reach their goals.  This is the fourth time in the last five years the college has been ranked in the top 7 nationally in graduation rates.  Previous to this year’s second place ranking, NCK Tech has been ranked 7th (2016), 3rd (2017), and 5th (2018) for graduation rates amongst 2-year colleges in the nation.

NCK Tech not only graduates students, but the college also ensures students are ready for work.  Furthermore, NCK Tech is nationally ranked for job placement, ranking as high as 1st in the nation in 2018.  “This recognition is a wonderful tribute to the hard work our students invest and the high quality of employees we have at NCK Tech.  It’s the combination of their efforts and dedication that help NCK Tech to consistently achieve this national recognition, and most importantly it is what helps our students graduate and land great jobs!” President Burks stated.

Located in Beloit and Hays, Kan., North Central Kansas Technical College is dedicated to being a leader in workforce development by maximizing value for students, employers and communities through educational excellence. Our mission is to deliver applied, innovative and personalized education to empower learners, enrich lives, develop skilled professionals and strengthen economic systems. Achieving excellence with integrity through dedication, innovation, collaboration and communication is what we attain through our core values.