Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Tel: (608)822-3262
2,978 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 2,978 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WI.
The nearest community college is Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (62.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
Southwest Wisconsin 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 94 staff
60 staff
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,978 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,978 students
1,266 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
791 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 2,187 students
1,017 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sch enrollment Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
1%
12%
% White
94%
57%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College More (2010-2013)
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sch ethnicity Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sta ethnicity
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,964 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,787 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,964 $5,740
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,787 $10,260
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 92 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,900 per year for in-state students and $5,974 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,464 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 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Sanford-Brown College-West Allis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.