Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
- 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.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College serves 2,640 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
- Enrollment: 2,640 students
- In-state tuition: $4,076
- Out-state tuition: $5,996
- Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
- Minority enrollment: 11%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 217 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
(WI) Community College Avg.
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
The student population of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $4,076 is less than the state average of $4,173. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,996 is less than the state average of $6,317. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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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