Western Iowa Tech Community College

School Highlights

Western Iowa Tech Community College serves 5,674 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 235 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Iowa Tech Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty235 staff95 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Iowa Tech Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Western Iowa Tech Community College diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,674 students2,221 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,746 students994 students
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# Part-Time Students3,928 students1,227 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
543400
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
15%
7%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
63%
72%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
8%
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Diversity Score0.570.46
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College Completion Rate
30%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$36,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $139 is less than the state average of $5,984. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $140 is less than the state average of $6,485. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$139$5,984
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Out-State Tuition Fees$140$6,485
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Tuition Notesper credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,665$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College main campus is located on 143 acres on the far eastern edge of Sioux City, Iowa. We also have rural campuses in Cherokee and Denison, with additional learning centers in LeMars and Mapleton. Western Iowa Tech Community College has over 70 programs to get you going. Whether you want to take a couple of classes, get a degree and transfer to another college, or get started with a career, WITCC is the best place to start. Choose from a wide range of programs ranging from Accounting and Office Support to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator from History (Transfer) to Skill Enhancement. Western Iowa Tech is committed to the student experience. Besides the clubs that are supported by the college, there are planned activities that students can participate in throughout the year. These can range from movie night in the community room at the dorms to ski trips and shopping trips to karaoke in the cafeteria. Our Student Activities Coordinator works hard to make sure that your experience at WITCC is not only educational, but fun as well. The Student Success Center is located in the Learning Achievement Center with the Library Services, Open Computer Lab, TRIO SSS, and Adult Basic Education.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Western Iowa Tech Community College is St Luke's College (4.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    273 students | 4.10 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City, IA 51104
    (712) 279-3149
    4.10273
  • 1,747 students | 54.70 Mi603 W Park St
    Sheldon, IA 51201
    (712) 324-5061
    54.701,747
  • 5,016 students | 61.30 Mi801 E Benjamin
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    (402) 371-2020
    61.305,016
  • 155 students | 73.80 Mi5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 336-4600
    73.80155
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private, for profit
    138 students | 73.90 Mi5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 977-0705
    73.90138
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