Western Technical College

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Western Technical College Photo #1 - The East (main) Campus is housed in a 150,000 square ft. facility on 13 acres. The facility comfortably accommodates classrooms and shops for the following programs: Advanced Welding, Automotive Technology, Bachelor in Business Administration, Diesel Mechanics, Commercial Driver Training, Medical/Clinical Assistant, and Refrigeration/HVAC Technology. Our main campus also features a Learning Resource Center, student computer labs, restaurant and a Matco Tool store.
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Western Technical College Photo #1 - The East (main) Campus is housed in a 150,000 square ft. facility on 13 acres. The facility comfortably accommodates classrooms and shops for the following programs: Advanced Welding, Automotive Technology, Bachelor in Business Administration, Diesel Mechanics, Commercial Driver Training, Medical/Clinical Assistant, and Refrigeration/HVAC Technology. Our main campus also features a Learning Resource Center, student computer labs, restaurant and a Matco Tool store.
  • 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 serves 1,310 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.

Top Rankings

Western Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Western Technical College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Technical ProfessionsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff262 staff
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Number of Programs Offered1110
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Student Body

The student population of Western Technical College has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Western Technical College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,310 students4,831 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:117:1
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# Full-Time Students1,091 students1,371 students
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# Part-Time Students219 students3,460 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-251
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
75%
47%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
15%
29%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.68
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College Completion Rate
70%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,031$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate85%72%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Profile last updated: 02/21/2022

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