Western Iowa Tech Community College

Tel: (712)274-6400
6,331 students
Public institution
With over 70 programs in liberal arts and technical areas. WITCC is accredited at the highest level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. WITCC also holds special accreditations in allied health fields.
School Highlights:
Western Iowa Tech Community College serves 6,331 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Western Iowa Tech Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Woodbury County, IA.
The nearest community college is St Luke's College (4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 235 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Western Iowa Tech Community 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 235 staff
59 staff
Western Iowa Tech Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,331 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,331 students
1,282 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
22:1
Western Iowa Tech Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,459 students
810 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,872 students
1,017 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Western Iowa Tech Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
11%
7%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
63%
57%
Western Iowa Tech Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Western Iowa Tech Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
18%
3%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Western Iowa Tech Community 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. 0.31 0.53
Western Iowa Tech Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,528 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 $3,600 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,528 $5,742
Western Iowa Tech Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,600 $10,294
Western Iowa Tech Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 320 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
89%
Western Iowa Tech Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Western Iowa Tech Community College main campus is located on 143 acres on the far eastern edge of Sioux City, Iowa. We also have rural campuses in Cherokee and Denison, with additional learning centers in LeMars and Mapleton. Western Iowa Tech Community College has over 70 programs to get you started. Whether you want to take a couple of classes, get a degree and transfer to another college, or get started with a career, WITCC is the best place to start. Choose from a wide range of programs ranging from Accounting and Office Support to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator from History (Transfer) to Skill Enhancement. Western Iowa Tech is committed to the student experience. Besides the clubs that are supported by the college, there are planned activities that students can participate in throughout the year. These can range from movie night in the community room at the dorms to ski trips and shopping trips to karaoke in the cafeteria. Our Student Activities coordinator works hard to make sure that your experience at WITCC is not only educational, but fun as well. The Student Success Center is located in the Learning Achievement Center with the Library Services, Open Computer Lab, TRiO SSS, and Adult Basic Education.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Sioux City St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City, IA 51104
    (712)279-3149
    4  Mi  |  180  students
  • Sheldon Northwest Iowa Community College
    Public
    603 W Park St
    Sheldon, IA 51201
    (712)324-5061
    54.2  Mi  |  1628  students
  • Norfolk Northeast Community College
    Public
    801 E Benjamin
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    (402)371-2020
    61.3  Mi  |  5008  students
  • Sioux Falls National American University-Sioux Falls
    Private for-profit
    5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605)336-4600
    73.7  Mi  |  659  students
  • Sioux Falls Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private for-profit
    5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605)977-0705
    73.8  Mi  |  165  students
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,249 per year for in-state students and $5,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,927 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Iowa 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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.