Chippewa Valley Technical College

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the larger community.

School Highlights

Chippewa Valley Technical College serves 7,645 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Chippewa Valley Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 304 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Chippewa Valley Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty304 staff167 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chippewa Valley Technical College has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Chippewa Valley Technical College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,645 students2,809 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:118:1
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# Full-Time Students2,123 students820 students
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# Part-Time Students5,522 students1,989 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
81%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
8%
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Diversity Score0.340.52
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College Completion Rate
42%
42%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$33,700
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,963 is less than the state average of $4,954. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,259 is less than the state average of $6,979. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,963$4,954
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,259$6,979
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,525$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,375
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System located in the state of Wisconsin serving an eleven-county area. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire with major regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state. Chippewa Valley Technical College has state-of-the-art curriculum, facilities, and equipment. Our learning centers are modeled after the best in the world and are so real they could be pressed into service if necessary. Our new Health Education Center, for example, was designed by world class architects who design the latest medical centers around the country. Our new Nanoscience Technology program not only is one of two in the country but it comes complete with clean room facilities and cutting edge equipment, and, it will be used to incubate new advanced technology industries in the region. Our campuses are conveniently located to most regions of our district and our online programming can help you juggle the busy lifestyles of the 21st century. The college offers Associate Degree and Technical Diploma Programs.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Chippewa Valley Technical College is Globe University-Eau Claire (4.1 miles away).
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