Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871-8727
Tel: (715)468-2815
  • Learning is our passion. As Northwest Wisconsin’s leader in technical education, WITC creates dynamic opportunities for career preparation and personal effectiveness. We are committed to making each and every experience with us meaningful and professional.
School Highlights
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College serves 3,045 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 21%.
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is the only community colleges within Washburn County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Pine Technical & Community College (51.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 296 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College(WI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty296 staff167 staff
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,045 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,045 students3,351 students
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:123:1
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,221 students1,122 students
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,824 students2,229 students
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
3%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
-
5%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
1%
7%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Black (2008-2016)
% White
93%
79%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College More (2011-2016)
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 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.0.130.37
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
51%
32%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$34,300
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,448 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,463 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,448$4,945
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,463$6,972
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%80%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$11,951
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • WITC is the college of choice for students who wish to pursue associate degrees or technical diplomas, and for those presently employed who wish to advance in their careers through continuing education. In many cases, area employers contract with the college for customized training consisting of specific courses that are developed and taught by WITC instructors at an employer's work site. The college offers 53 technical career programs. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is a part of the Wisconsin Technical College System, with four campus locations (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior), two branch locations (Hayward and Ladysmith), a Learning Center in Spooner, and our administrative headquarters in Shell Lake. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant degrees and certificates.

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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 $13,826 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.