Ranken Technical College in Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

Ranken Technical College offers 124-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 94.5% are women, and 5.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ranken Technical College is 17399$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $19757 and $25239 per year. 79% of full-time Ranken Technical College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Ranken Technical College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ranken Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,618
$30,001 - $48,000$14,733
$48,001 - $75,000$18,197
$75,001 - $110,000$20,082



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3700

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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1205 of Ranken Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ranken Technical College number 48 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Ranken Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Ranken Technical College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Ranken Technical College graduation rate is above the national average.

79% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ranken Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Ranken Technical College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Ranken Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ranken Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4431 Finney Ave address in St Louis, Missouri.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Ranken Technical College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Ranken Technical College offers 124 programs in total: 52 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 36 - for Associate's degree, 30 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 6 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. Ranken Technical College is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Ranken Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1870 students with 56091 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ranken Technical College

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Overall Rating:

16000 for a 2 year for automotive technician. Wasting people's time an money. No wonder nobody goes to colleges like this anymore. This is for people with low income. They dont work with you.

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Bryan Hicklin was my teacher when I went to school here. I still believe him to be one of the greatest teachers and mentors I’ve had in my lifetime. I went to school here in 2009 for Carpentry and Building Construction Technology. This is a great university with brilliant educators. The only con I can think of was the attendance policy’s threat over you being kicked out of the program for missing 6 days.

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first time at Ranken Technical Institute....nice place, here for WordPress meetup,, room 203

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Do yourself a favor and go to SAM Tech. Do not go here. Mismanaged. A bunch of lies. Went there for HPRT and dropped the second week of my 3rd semester. First semester I never touched an actual car. Did goofy things like test thermostats in boiling water. Waste of my time and money. Stayed optimistic and went onto my second semester for Engine Machining. We learned how to take a 295hp 5.3 to a 500HP 5.7. Class was overbooked, professor was a stand-in but knew what he was doing. 0 students finished their engines. I complained to the administration about the lack of skills I learned and how No one finished engines and was offered a summer job to finish my engine and learn some more. I shouldn’t have to come back in the summer to get the education I was supposed to get during class hours. I took the job and made the best of it. Went to my 3rd semester and couldn't do it. Biggest waste of my time. They destroyed a super-flo dyno. And by destroy I mean the thing was in pieces. It exploded. Blamed it on old flywheel but plenty of 12 year old flywheels in 500whp cars don’t go blowing up and killing people. Ranken owns a TurboTrans am and a chasis dyno. The 2 never get used and it wasn’t until last year that the dyno was fixed. We have flow benches that never get used. A Rotler boring machine that’s been waiting to be hooked up for several months now. You only use a carb and Holley EFI. They ordered a blower, had it chromed, and never taught students how to tune for boost. Commanding for 100% injector duty cycle and only getting 8%. Going on 2 years that the instructor can’t fix this and robbing kids of their money and experience. You should be able to at least write a tune and you won’t be able to do that leaving Ranken. 3 classes have gone through Don Rote’s tuning class and learned nothing. It was so bad we had to hire Shane A. Hind and Ahmed Habibi from Habibi Motorsports to teach seminars on tuning to fill in the gaps. Extremely strict on dress code, beard, haircuts, and so much else that it takes away from class time and actual learning. 2018 is their audit year so you can’t miss class or homework. You could pass a class with 100% homework and test grades but fail “work ethic” by 1 point and you will have to repeat the class. What sense does that make? You, your family, and your kids should never go here.P.s Hilterbrand...if you’re as smart as you say you are you’d bring R.S. back.

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Do you like strict dress codes? Teachers touching your face to see if you shaved like they wanted? 50 students and one teacher? Your teacher being almost as old as you? (He was 26 teaching automotive brakes... No experience.) Well Ranken Technical is for you! Seriously contact me before you pay for this over priced "school".

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Location & Website

Address: 4431 Finney Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3143710236

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: ranken.edu

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