Northcentral Technical College

Tel: (715)675-3331
4,334 students
Public institution
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI, builds a competitive workforce in a global society by inspiring, connecting and strengthening its customers as they pursue lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
Northcentral Technical College serves 4,334 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Northcentral Technical College is the only community colleges within Marathon County, WI.
The nearest community college is Mid-State Technical College (41.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 129 teachers has declined by 56% over five years.
College Northcentral Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 129 staff
61 staff
Northcentral Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,334 has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,334 students 1,296 students
Northcentral Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Northcentral Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,878 students
814 students
Northcentral Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,456 students
1,040 students
Northcentral Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northcentral Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northcentral Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Northcentral Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northcentral Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northcentral Technical College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Northcentral Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Northcentral Technical College Unknown (2009-2013)
Northcentral Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.31 0.68
Northcentral Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,025 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,858 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,025 $5,660
Northcentral Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,858 $10,250
Northcentral Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 60 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
Northcentral Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • For more than 90 years, NTC has been a vital educational component for the citizens of North Central Wisconsin. Started in 1912 in a small, two-story building called the Wausau Industrial School, NTC effectively connects its learners with the business community by giving them the skills they need to achieve success on their lifelong learning journey. Students may choose from over 40 degrees offering training in some of the fastest growing careers. In addition, NTC offers customized training, technical assistance, testing and evaluation processes and consulting services to its business and industry partners. Northcentral's expansive 10-county district has campuses in Wausau, Antigo, Merrill (Health & Public Safety Training facility), Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg. NTC's campuses in Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg offer credit courses in several associate degree and diploma programs through self-paced "Flex Labs," interactive television, and conventional classroom settings. NTC's campuses in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg offer counseling and career development services, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and vocational classes. NTC offers 26 Associate Degrees, 9 Technical Diplomas, 11 programs offering completion in less than one year, 14 Apprenticeship programs and 34 Certificate programs. Northcentral Technical College is accredited by the North Central Association – Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT) and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,163 per year for in-state students and $7,019 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,338 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Wisconsin is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Sanford-Brown College-West Allis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.