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.
The nearest community college is Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (62.4 miles away).

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
1,287 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
803 students
832 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,649 students
1,021 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sch enrollment Southwest Wisconsin Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
97%
66%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College More (2010-2012)
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 0.45
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 $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,800 $5,845
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,571 $10,047
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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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,157 per year for in-state students and $4,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,598 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Wisconsin is 90%. 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Sanford-Brown College-West Allis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.