Western Technical College - La Crosse

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, WI 54601
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

Western Technical College - La Crosse serves 4,240 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 4,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,989
  • Out-state tuition: $5,822
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Western Technical College - La Crosse ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 633 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Technical College - La Crosse
(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
633 staff
419 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Technical College - La Crosse has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Western Technical College - La Crosse diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,240 students
2,830 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,611 students
924 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,629 students
1,906 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
274 students
293 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,611 students
924 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,892 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
148 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
2%
8%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
83%
75%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.42
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
49%
47%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,500
$34,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,989 is less than the state average of $4,194. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,822 is less than the state average of $6,373. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,989
$4,194
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,822
$6,373
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
78%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
19
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Technical College - La Crosse cost?
Western Technical College - La Crosse's tuition is approximately $3,989 for In-State students and $5,822 for Out-State students.
What is Western Technical College - La Crosse's ranking?
Western Technical College - La Crosse ranks among the top 20% of community college in Wisconsin for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 4,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,989
  • Out-state tuition: $5,822
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 17%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,194 per year for in-state students and $6,373 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,728 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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