School Highlights

Western Iowa Tech Community College serves 5,976 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,976 students
  • In-state tuition: $139
  • Out-state tuition: $140
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 185% over five years.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
434 staff
292 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Iowa Tech Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Western Iowa Tech Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,976 students
2,894 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,792 students
1,389 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,184 students
1,505 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Western Iowa Tech Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
543 students
411 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
18%
9%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
61%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
9%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.59
0.57
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College Completion Rate
36%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,000
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $139 is less than the state average of $4,866. 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 $5,422. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$139
$4,866
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$140
$5,422
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Tuition Notes
per credit hour
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,999
$11,375
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Western Iowa Tech Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,976 students
  • In-state tuition: $139
  • Out-state tuition: $140
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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