Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927)

  • Western Technical College is a fourth-generation, locally-owned college, proudly serving the El Paso community since 1970. This is the place where you can take your passion and turn it into a career you love. Here, you`ll be surrounded by classmates who share your passion and are on the same path. Our caring instructors and staff are totally dedicated to your success and will be with you every step of the way. Think about it: the few months of hard work that you invest in your education today will set the stage for a bright future tomorrow.
School Highlights
  • Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) serves 975 students (90% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% 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) (2.8 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 121 teachers has grown by 181% over five years.
Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927)(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty121 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 8:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The Western Technical College (El Paso - 79927) diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment975 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:135:1
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# Full-Time Students879 students1,055 students
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# Part-Time Students96 students2,866 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
75%
37%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
14%
39%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.410.69
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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

    School Notes

    • We`re here to provide high-quality training and education in a caring, professional environment. We give new students, working adults, active military, and military veterans the skills they need to succeed and advance in their chosen careers.

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