Western Technical College (La Crosse)

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, WI 54601
Tel: 6087859200
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 21%.
  • Western Technical College (La Crosse) is the only community colleges within La Crosse County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (23.40 miles away).

School Overview

Western Technical College (La Crosse) (WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty - staff 148 staff
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Total Faculty (2007-2012)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,630 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,630 students 2,845 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 0:1 23:1
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2012)
# Full-Time Students 2,012 students 1,021 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,618 students 1,824 students
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
200 100
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
3%
3%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
7%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Black (2007-2016)
% White
88%
79%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.37
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
32%
32%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,500 $34,300
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Western Technical College (La Crosse) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,822 $6,972
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57% 80%
Western Technical College (La Crosse) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,951 $11,951
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 $5,500
Western Technical College (La Crosse) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,945 per year for in-state students and $6,972 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,032 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.