Waukesha County Technical College

Tel: (262)691-5566
7,648 students
Public institution
Waukesha County Technical College, as the leader in workforce development for Waukesha County, is committed to student learning for the enhancement of our community’s quality of life. As an institution of higher education, we provide lifelong learning opportunities which are high quality, affordable and accessible. Our special focus includes technical education, occupational training, and enrichment programs.
School Highlights:
Waukesha County Technical College serves 7,648 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Waukesha County Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Waukesha County, WI.
The nearest community college is Herzing University Brookfield (7.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 415 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Waukesha County 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 415 staff
59 staff
Waukesha County Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,648 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,648 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Waukesha County Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,943 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 5,705 students
1,017 students
Waukesha County Technical College Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Waukesha County Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Waukesha County Technical College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
Waukesha County 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. 0.24 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,885 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,718 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,885 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,718 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Waukesha County Technical College is one of Wisconsin's finest centers of higher education. Whether students are just starting out in a career or starting over, WCTC can help fulfill their potential. Clustered within eight “Centers of Excellence,” WCTC offers over 100 paths of study. There are short-term training options that focus on a specific skill, associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas that give a solid base to launch a career, and specialized certificates that build upon that base. Our eight Centers of Excellence and the possibilities that await you: Business; Education, Interior Design & Human Services; Electronics & Engineering; Hospitality & Culinary; Nursing & Allied Health; Printing & Graphics; Protective Services and Skilled Trades. WCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member 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.