Western Technical College (La Crosse)

School Highlights
  • Western Technical College (La Crosse) serves 4,630 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.
  • Western Technical College (La Crosse) is the only community colleges within La Crosse County, WI.
  • The nearest community college to Western Technical College (La Crosse) is Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (23.4 miles away).

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School Overview

    Western Technical College (La Crosse)(WI) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPublicPublic
    Total Faculty- staff167 staff
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    Student Body

    • The student population of Western Technical College (La Crosse) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The Western Technical College (La Crosse) diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    Total Enrollment4,630 students3,351 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio0:123:1
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    # Full-Time Students2,012 students1,122 students
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    # Part-Time Students2,618 students2,229 students
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    This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Western Technical College (La Crosse).This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WI.
    Total Dormitory Capacity
    -100
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    % American Indian/Alaskan
    1%
    1%
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    % Asian
    3%
    3%
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    % Hispanic
    2%
    5%
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    % Black
    2%
    7%
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    % White
    88%
    77%
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    % Two or more races
    2%
    2%
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    % Unknown races
    2%
    5%
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    Diversity Score0.220.40
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    College Completion Rate
    32%
    32%
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    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$33,700
    This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Western Technical College (La Crosse) and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $3,989 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
    • The public out-state tuition of $5,822 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$3,989$4,945
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    Out-State Tuition Fees$5,822$6,972
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    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%80%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$11,951$11,250
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
    This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Western Technical College (La Crosse) and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WI by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • The essential experience is what you get at Western. You don't just sit at a desk and learn. You get out of your chair and actually do it. Interactive classes and internships get you the skills you need when you graduate. Classes are rarely boring. And they can get you into the work world fast; most programs can be completed in two years or less.
    • So how can you get those skills? From our highly-trained faculty. They've actually worked in their areas of expertise and can bring you real-life experience and knowledge. The skills you learn now will help you in your career later.
    • So, how do we know you're getting the essential skills employers want? We ask them. Hundreds of local employers sit on advisory boards for every program we offer, telling us what kinds of skills work for their businesses. It's only one of the ways we stay current.
    • While we know learning is important, we also know it doesn't just happen in the classroom. Student clubs, athletics, intramural sports, service learning activities, and residence halls, give you the true college experience.
    • So when you are looking for the college that's right for you, consider Western. It's where you get the essential experience.

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