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 state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Waukesha County Technical College is one of 3 community colleges within Waukesha County, WI.
The nearest community college is Herzing University Brookfield (7.70 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 7,648 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,648 students 1,315 students
Waukesha County Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
Waukesha County Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,943 students
815 students
Waukesha County Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,705 students
1,061 students
Waukesha County Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Waukesha County Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Waukesha County Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Waukesha County Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
20%
Waukesha County Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Waukesha County Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
78%
49%
Waukesha County Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Waukesha County Technical College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Waukesha County Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.38 0.70
Waukesha County Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,885 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,885 $5,590
Waukesha County Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,718 $10,086
Waukesha County Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
89%
Waukesha County Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • n/a students | 7.70 Mi555 South Executive Drive
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    262-649-1710
    7.70n/a
  • 213 students | 7.80 Mi440 South Executive Dr-Ste 230
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    (954)400-2000
    7.80213
  • 760 students | 10.60 Mi10950 W Potter Road
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    (414)302-7000
    10.60760
  • 8 students | 13.60 Mi6737 W Washington St. Ste 2355
    West Allis, WI 53214
    (414)771-2200
    13.608
  • 17,624 students | 17.10 Mi700 W State St
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414)297-6370
    17.1017,624
Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,163 per year for in-state students and $7,019 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,338 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Sanford-Brown College-West Allis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.