Northcentral Technical College

1000 Campus Dr
Wausau, WI 54401-1899
Tel: (715)675-3331
  • Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI, builds a competitive workforce in a global society by inspiring, connecting and strengthening its customers as they pursue lifelong learning.
School Highlights
  • Northcentral Technical College serves 4,377 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 21%.
  • Northcentral Technical College is the only community colleges within Marathon County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Mid-State Technical College (41.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 137 teachers has declined by 49% over five years.
Northcentral Technical College (WI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 137 staff 148 staff
Northcentral Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,377 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,377 students 2,845 students
Northcentral Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 23:1
Northcentral Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,641 students 1,021 students
Northcentral Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,736 students 1,824 students
Northcentral Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northcentral Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
60 100
Northcentral Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northcentral Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northcentral Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Northcentral Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northcentral Technical College Black (2008-2013)
% White
Northcentral Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Northcentral Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.22 0.37
Northcentral Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Northcentral Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,700 $34,300
Northcentral Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,148 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,036 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,148 $4,945
Northcentral Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,036 $6,972
Northcentral Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 80%
Northcentral Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,375 $11,951
Northcentral Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,350 $5,500
Northcentral Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • For more than 90 years, NTC has been a vital educational component for the citizens of North Central Wisconsin. Started in 1912 in a small, two-story building called the Wausau Industrial School, NTC effectively connects its learners with the business community by giving them the skills they need to achieve success on their lifelong learning journey. Students may choose from over 40 degrees offering training in some of the fastest growing careers. In addition, NTC offers customized training, technical assistance, testing and evaluation processes and consulting services to its business and industry partners. Northcentral's expansive 10-county district has campuses in Wausau, Antigo, Merrill (Health & Public Safety Training facility), Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg. NTC's campuses in Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg offer credit courses in several associate degree and diploma programs through self-paced "Flex Labs," interactive television, and conventional classroom settings. NTC's campuses in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg offer counseling and career development services, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and vocational classes. NTC offers 26 Associate Degrees, 9 Technical Diplomas, 11 programs offering completion in less than one year, 14 Apprenticeship programs and 34 Certificate programs. Northcentral Technical College is accredited by the North Central Association – Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT) and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,945 per year for in-state students and $6,972 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,032 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.