Western Technical College (La Crosse)

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, WI 54601
Tel: 6087859200
4,630 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Western Technical College (La Crosse) serves 4,630 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
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

Western Technical College (La Crosse) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,630 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,630 students
1,282 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,012 students
810 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,618 students
1,017 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
2%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
12%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Black (2006-2013)
% White
88%
57%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Unknown (2006-2013)
Western Technical College (La Crosse) 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. 0.13 0.53
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,989 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,822 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,989 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,822 $10,260
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 200 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
89%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The essential experience is what you get at Western. You don't just sit at a desk and learn. You get out of your chair and actually do it. Interactive classes and internships get you the skills you need when you graduate. Classes are rarely boring. And they can get you into the work world fast; most programs can be completed in two years or less.

So how can you get those skills? From our highly-trained faculty. They've actually worked in their areas of expertise and can bring you real-life experience and knowledge. The skills you learn now will help you in your career later.

So, how do we know you're getting the essential skills employers want? We ask them. Hundreds of local employers sit on advisory boards for every program we offer, telling us what kinds of skills work for their businesses. It's only one of the ways we stay current.

While we know learning is important, we also know it doesn't just happen in the classroom. Student clubs, athletics, intramural sports, service learning activities, and residence halls, give you the true college experience.

So when you are looking for the college that's right for you, consider Western. It's where you get the essential experience.

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