Western Technical College

9624 Plaza Circle
El Paso, TX 79927
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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 (100% 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%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 1,310 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Western Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Technical College
(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
128 staff
262 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
15
9

Student Body

The student population of Western Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Western Technical College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,310 students
4,669 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,310 students
1,310 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
3,359 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
180 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,280 students
1,289 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
219 students
3,151 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
50 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
252 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
n/a
5%
% Hispanic
75%
46%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
15%
29%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.41
0.69
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
70%
23.02%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.76%
2.44%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,900
$34,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,572
$10,765
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
85%
72%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Western Technical College?
The acceptance rate of Western Technical College is 85%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.
What is Western Technical College's ranking?
Western Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Texas for: Average community college minority breakdown, Most Programs Offered and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 1,310 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

El Paso County, TX community colleges have a diversity score of 0.36, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in El Paso County, TX is Vista College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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