Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
Tel: 2626915566
  • 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 8,172 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
  • Waukesha County Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Waukesha County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Herzing University Brookfield (7.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 419 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Waukesha County Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty419 staff167 staff
Waukesha County Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,172 has grown by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,172 students3,351 students
Waukesha County Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
Waukesha County Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,452 students1,122 students
Waukesha County Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,720 students2,229 students
Waukesha County Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Waukesha County Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Waukesha County Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
3%
Waukesha County Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
7%
5%
Waukesha County Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
7%
Waukesha County Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
79%
Waukesha County Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Waukesha County Technical College More (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Waukesha County 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.0.410.37
Waukesha County Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
34%
32%
Waukesha County Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$34,300
Waukesha County Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,964 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,200$4,945
Waukesha County Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,964$6,972
Waukesha County Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%80%
Waukesha County Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$11,951
Waukesha County Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,154$5,500
Waukesha County Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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. 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.  WCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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 $13,826 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.