Western Technical College

School Highlights

Western Technical College serves 4,165 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 30%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 633 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Western Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty633 staff417 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Western Technical College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,165 students2,935 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:111:1
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# Full-Time Students1,823 students890 students
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# Part-Time Students2,342 students2,045 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
200187
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
5%
9%
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% Black
3%
9%
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% White
80%
70%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.350.49
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College Completion Rate
40%
43%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$33,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,989 is less than the state average of $4,173. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,822 is less than the state average of $6,317. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,989$4,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,822$6,317
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%74%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,361$11,361
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Western Technical College is Minnesota State College Southeast (23.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,173 per year for in-state students and $6,317 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,108 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.