NCK Tech was recently named one of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by The college received this honor because of their high scores on the following outcomes: sustained achievement, learning, deployment, equitability, and cost-to-value. North Central Kansas Technical College is adding this award to many others they have received over the last few months. The Aspen Institute recognized NCK Tech as one of 150 best colleges in the US. In addition to this award, they were named #1 in the nation in job placement by, a #3 in the nation ranking in graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a 10th best community college in America award.

According to website, “North Central has an outstanding reputation for graduate placement, averaging over 90% annually. NCK Tech graduate salaries are consistently comparable to graduates of 2- and 4-year institutions.” President of the college, Eric Burks, explains how NCK Tech continues to rise to the top of so many national rankings. “Simply put, we have wonderful and dedicated employees who help our students become successful graduates! It’s an honor for the college and gratifying for our staff to receive all of this recognition. It is also a point of pride for our students, and for the communities we serve, to know their college is performing so well on the national level. Personally, I’m most pleased that all of the rankings have been based on student success metrics, because that is why we are here…to help students succeed. We also know, while we’re thrilled with what we’ve accomplished, there’s more work to do and we intend to get better.”

NCK Tech is a fully accredited 2-year technical college with campuses in Beloit and Hays, KS. They tout 25 different programs to choose from and most programs are either 9 or 18 months in duration. The college also offers credits that transfer to 4-year institutions for students who are looking to further their education. To discover more about NCK Tech visit their website at