University description (as per official university website)
Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit institution of higher education. Rich with history, Ranken has provided students with top quality educational programs for nearly 100 years.
Ranken's state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and campus are continually updated to provide students exposure to cutting-edge technology. Through day and continuing education programs, Ranken students are trained to enter over 100 professional fields. Each program features:
A combination of technical studies, general education and professionalism
Hands-on experience in a variety of technical fields
Involved and experienced faculty
Lifetime job placement
Ranken's great reputation among business and industry helps students find jobs. Our graduates each have exposure to an average of five to seven job opportunities. To ensure the real-world relevance of what we teach, technical advisory committees made up of industry representatives help guide and shape program curriculum.
The Ranken Mission
Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit, degree granting institution of higher learning whose primary mission is to provide the comprehensive education and training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields.
Ranken Technical College was founded in 1907 by David Ranken, Jr., as a private, non-profit educational institution to train students for employment in a variety of technical and mechanical occupations.
Established with a foundation deed of more than $1 million dollars, Ranken began its first academic year in September 1909. David Ranken later added his entire fortune to the school's endowment, which, since then, has contributed to the substantial growth of the college and helped to reduce annual operating costs and tuition. Today, at $64 million, Ranken's endowment fund significantly supplements the cost of students' education.
With its proud tradition of excellence in education, Ranken has maintained its position as a national leader in technical education. Ranken is the first non-profit trade and technical school to be accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Over the years, the small campus of 1907 has grown to provide 500,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, student housing and administrative offices — all designed to maximize hands-on learning.
At Ranken, we believe that providing our students a more affordable education is integral to helping them experience success. Thanks to Ranken's Endowment Fund and Development program, all students enjoy a lower tuition rate compared to similar private educational institutions.
In addition, Ranken Technical College offers a variety of financial aid and scholarship options to cover full or partial payment of tuition and/or books, supplies and tools. Approximately 80 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Ranken makes every effort to assist all students in meeting their financial obligations through: Government grant and loan programs.
Approximately 75 percent of Ranken students work at part-time jobs while maintaining satisfactory grades. Ranken offers a part-time employment service for students who need supplementary income.
In addition, Ranken provides students with scholarships recognizing scholastic achievement, attendance, work ethic, grades and financial need. Ranken also grants some first-semester loans. To be eligible for a loan from Ranken, students must first apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is available through the Financial Aid office.