Western Technical College (La Crosse)

400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse
WI, 54602-0908
Tel: (608)785-9200
4,618 students
Public institution
Western Technical College provides relevant, high quality education, in a collaborative and sustainable environment, that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western Technical College is committed to excellence in learning, continuous improvement, student success, employer satisfaction, and community partnerships. Instructors at Western Technical College teach diverse topics and come from equally diverse backgrounds. But, they do have at least two things in common: First, they have actually worked in their areas of expertise and bring real-life experiences and knowledge to their classrooms. Western Technical College functions within the Wisconsin Technical College System. The Western District includes all or portions of 11 Wisconsin counties.
School Highlights:
Western Technical College (La Crosse) serves 4,618 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Western Technical College (La Crosse) is the only community colleges within La Crosse County, WI.
The nearest community college is Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (23.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Western Technical College (La Crosse) 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 4,618 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,618 students
1,287 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,220 students
832 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,398 students
1,021 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
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% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Black (2006-2012)
% White
Western Technical College (La Crosse) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Western Technical College (La Crosse) More (2011-2012)
Western Technical College (La Crosse) sch ethnicity Western Technical College (La Crosse) 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. 0.13 0.45
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,574 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,820 $5,890
Western Technical College (La Crosse) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,574 $10,050
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Western Technical College offers 38 programs that lead to an associate in applied science degree. These programs are in four divisions: Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Services, and Industrial Technologies. An advisory committee with members from the field that the program prepares students to enter guides each program. The committee ensures that program content is relevant to the current job market. An associate in applied science degree consists of at least 64 credits, and takes two years to complete, attending college full time. At least 32 credits are occupational-specific classes. Occupational-specific classes build specific job skills that target entry-level jobs in the field that the student is preparing for. At least 11 credits are occupational-support classes. Western Technical College is one of sixteen Wisconsin technical colleges that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System, and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Western is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Technical Education Association, and the American Vocational Association.

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