Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore
WI, 53809-9778
Tel: (608)822-3262
3,452 students
Public institution
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College provides individualized lifelong learning opportunities that focus on students and communities. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College will be a leader in learning-centered education. outhwest Tech is a comprehensive technical college standing ready to offer you excellent educational opportunities, a broad array of support services, and a student-friendly atmosphere. Southwest Tech can prepare you with the skills necessary to succeed now and in the future.
School Highlights:
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College serves 3,452 students (23% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WI.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,452 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,452 students
1,275 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
803 students
829 students
# Part-Time Students 2,649 students
1,020 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sch enrollment Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 1%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 1%
% Black 1%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White 97%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College More (2010-2012)
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. 0.06 0.45
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,800 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,571 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,800 $5,940
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,571 $10,075
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Southwest Wisconsin Vocational-Technical Institute District, comprising the five counties of southwestern Wisconsin, became operational on July 1, 1967, pursuant to Chapter 292, Laws of Wisconsin of 1965. The development process that resulted in what we now call Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Southwest Tech) began immediately with the selection of initial programs, establishment of advisory committees, and recruitment of staff members. Farm Training was the first college program and began functioning in Fall 1967. During the 1968-69 fiscal year, college leadership initiated a comprehensive building plan. This led to the development of the present campus facilities located in Fennimore, Wisconsin, the center of the Southwest Tech District. Located among the beautiful hills and valleys of southwestern Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, or Southwest Tech, is a comprehensive technical school of higher learning that stands ready to offer you excellent educational opportunities, a broad array of support services, and a student-friendly atmosphere. Since 1967, Southwest Tech has worked to be Southwest Wisconsin's premier provider of occupational education and training. The Fennimore campus offers 40 full-time occupational programs as well as a host of adult basic education, continuing education, distance learning, and technical services. The college offers Agricultural Programs, Business Programs, General Education, Health Occupations, Individual Technical Studies, Industrial Occupations, Public Safety Programs and Courses and Service Industry Programs and Courses. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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