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Chippewa Valley Technical College Overview

Chippewa Valley Technical College is a public institution situated in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Chippewa Valley Technical College Known For?

2,415 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at CVTC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College Rankings

We have ranked CVTC as #306 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CVTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#146 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CVTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Human Resource Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Chippewa Valley Technical College?

Location of Chippewa Valley Technical College

Contact details for CVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162
Phone: 715-833-6200
Website: www.cvtc.edu

How Do I Get Into CVTC?

You can apply to CVTC online at: www.cvtc.edu

Since Chippewa Valley Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Chippewa Valley Technical College?

50% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CVTC, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,199 a year. That adds up to $20,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CVTC is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,123 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,645 undergraduate students at CVTC, with 2,123 being full-time and 5,522 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CVTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,123 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CVTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chippewa Valley Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CVTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 83
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 79
White 1,824
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Over 14 countries are represented at CVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Chippewa Valley Technical College

556 Took All Classes Online
1,779 Took At Least One Class Online
21.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,779 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CVTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chippewa Valley Technical College was 21.7%. This is the #847 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CVTC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CVTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 14%
Business Administration & Management 5%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Communication & Journalism 79%
Education 4%
Marketing 28%
Public Relations & Advertising 17%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CVTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CVTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Relations & Advertising #11
Library & Information Science #11
Library Science #13
Communication & Journalism #40
Business Administration & Management #233
Business, Management & Marketing #295

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 402 0 111 513
Allied Health Professions 128 37 15 180
Precision Metal Working 90 0 71 161
Nursing 0 148 0 148
Information Technology 107 0 0 107
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60 38 0 98
Accounting 49 20 22 91
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 30 15 38 83
Business Administration & Management 0 78 0 78
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 33 13 28 74
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 30 0 35 65
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 61 61
Computer Programming 2 58 0 60
Business Support & Assistant Services 17 23 19 59
Ground Transportation 49 0 0 49
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 14 28 6 48
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 34 47
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 16 10 11 37
Dental Support Services 19 13 0 32
Cosmetology 8 0 23 31
Computer Systems Networking 0 28 0 28
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 0 27
Agricultural Production 0 9 17 26
Marketing 0 25 0 25
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 19 0 25
Human Resource Management 0 24 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 22 22
Housing 22 0 0 22
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 21 21
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 21 0 0 21
Horticulture 0 9 11 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 18 0 18
Culinary Arts 12 0 4 16
Plant Sciences 0 11 0 11
Legal Support Services 8 3 0 11
Plumbing & Water Supply 10 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 10 0 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 10 0 10
Architecture (Other) 0 8 0 8
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Library & Information Science 0 7 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 6 6
Public Relations & Advertising 0 6 0 6
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 6 0 6
Mental & Social Health Services 0 3 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 1 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,133 727 555 2,415

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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