Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927)

School Highlights
  • Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) serves 990 students (76% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.
  • Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) is one of 8 community colleges within El Paso County, TX.
  • The nearest community college to Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) is International Business College-El Paso (El Paso - 79907) (2.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927)(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty43 staff76 staff
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Number of Programs Offered87

Student Body

  • The student population of Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment990 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:135:1
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# Full-Time Students756 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students234 students2,866 students
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% Hispanic
83%
37%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
13%
39%
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Diversity Score0.290.69
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College Completion Rate
46%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$33,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%84%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$12,449$9,500
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,015
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    Acceptance Rate85%72%
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    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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