Waukesha County Technical College

  • 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 higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Top Rankings

Waukesha County Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 419 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Waukesha County Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty419 staff167 staff
This chart display total faculty of Waukesha County Technical College and community college average number of faculty in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Waukesha County Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The Waukesha County Technical College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,172 students2,809 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Waukesha County Technical College and community college average number of enrollment of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Waukesha County Technical College and community college average student staff ratio of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students2,452 students820 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Waukesha County Technical College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students5,720 students1,989 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Waukesha County Technical College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Waukesha County Technical College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WI.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of Asian community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
76%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of White community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Waukesha County Technical College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
4%
8%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waukesha County Technical College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.410.52
This chart display the diversity score of Waukesha County Technical College and the community college average diversity score of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
44%
42%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Waukesha County Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$33,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Waukesha County Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,065 is less than the state average of $5,440. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,098 is less than the state average of $7,285. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,065$5,440
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Waukesha County Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,098$7,285
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Waukesha County Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%80%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Waukesha County Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$12,500$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Waukesha County Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,247$5,375
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Waukesha County Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WI by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2019 (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.

Profile last updated: 10/12/2020

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Waukesha County Technical College is Herzing University Brookfield (7.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • n/a students | 7.70 Mi15895 W. Bluemond Road
    Brookfield, WI 53005
    (262) 457-7624
    7.70n/a
  • 797 students | 10.50 Mi10950 W Potter Road
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    (414) 302-7000
    10.50797
  • 15,278 students | 17.00 Mi700 W State St
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414) 297-6370
    17.0015,278
  • 847 students | 17.30 Mi310 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 500
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (414) 276-5200
    17.30847
  • n/a students | 17.30 Mi225 N. 6th St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
    (800) 596-0724
    17.30n/a
Recent Articles
Learn more about how community colleges and federal loans can help you affordably finance your community college education.
Many degree programs require students to take electives but what are the pros and cons of elective courses?
Many community college students are the first in their family to attend college, and this designation comes with its own share of responsibilities and challenges. Learn about the support available specifically for first-generation community college students.
Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,440 per year for in-state students and $7,285 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,085 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.