Western Iowa Tech Community College

School Highlights
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College serves 6,331 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Woodbury County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Western Iowa Tech Community College is St Luke's College (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 235 teachers has grown by 63% over five years.
Western Iowa Tech Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty235 staff95 staff
Western Iowa Tech Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Western Iowa Tech Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Iowa Tech Community College diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 79% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,331 students2,620 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:133:1
Western Iowa Tech Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,459 students1,090 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,872 students1,530 students
Western Iowa Tech Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Western Iowa Tech Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Western Iowa Tech Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2016)
% Asian
2%
2%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
5%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
10%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
63%
69%
Western Iowa Tech Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Western Iowa Tech Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
17%
11%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.50
Western Iowa Tech Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
28%
Western Iowa Tech Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$36,000
Western Iowa Tech Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $139 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $140 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$139$4,714
Western Iowa Tech Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$140$5,619
Western Iowa Tech Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notesper credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%88%
Western Iowa Tech Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,730$12,000
Western Iowa Tech Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,334
Western Iowa Tech Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 (4.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • St Luke's College
    Private, non-profit
    254 students | 4.00 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA  51104
    (712)279-3149
    4.00254
  • 1,568 students | 54.20 Mi603 W Park St
    Sheldon IA  51201
    7123245061
    54.201,568
  • 5,008 students | 61.30 Mi801 E. Benjamin Avenue
    Norfolk NE  68701
    4023712020
    61.305,008
  • 595 students | 73.70 Mi5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)336-4600
    73.70595
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private, for profit
    138 students | 73.80 Mi5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)977-0705
    73.80138
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.