Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809-9778
Tel: (608)822-3262
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College provides individualized lifelong learning opportunities that focus on students and communities. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College will be a leader in learning-centered education. outhwest Tech is a comprehensive technical college standing ready to offer you excellent educational opportunities, a broad array of support services, and a student-friendly atmosphere. Southwest Tech can prepare you with the skills necessary to succeed now and in the future.
School Highlights
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College serves 2,334 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is same as the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 21%.
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is the only community colleges within Grant County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Northeast Iowa Community College: Calmar & Peosta (62.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty101 staff167 staff
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,334 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,334 students3,351 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students771 students1,122 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,563 students2,229 students
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
100100
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Asian
1%
3%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
5%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
7%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Black (2007-2013)
% White
96%
79%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College More (2011-2016)
Southwest Wisconsin 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.0.080.37
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
53%
32%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$34,300
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,076 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,996 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,076$4,945
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,996$6,972
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%80%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$11,951
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Southwest Wisconsin Vocational-Technical Institute District, comprising the five counties of southwestern Wisconsin, became operational on July 1, 1967, pursuant to Chapter 292, Laws of Wisconsin of 1965. The development process that resulted in what we now call Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Southwest Tech) began immediately with the selection of initial programs, establishment of advisory committees, and recruitment of staff members. Farm Training was the first college program and began functioning in Fall 1967. During the 1968-69 fiscal year, college leadership initiated a comprehensive building plan. This led to the development of the present campus facilities located in Fennimore, Wisconsin, the center of the Southwest Tech District. Located among the beautiful hills and valleys of southwestern Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, or Southwest Tech, is a comprehensive technical school of higher learning that stands ready to offer you excellent educational opportunities, a broad array of support services, and a student-friendly atmosphere. Since 1967, Southwest Tech has worked to be Southwest Wisconsin's premier provider of occupational education and training. The Fennimore campus offers 40 full-time occupational programs as well as a host of adult basic education, continuing education, distance learning, and technical services. The college offers Agricultural Programs, Business Programs, General Education, Health Occupations, Individual Technical Studies, Industrial Occupations, Public Safety Programs and Courses and Service Industry Programs and Courses. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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