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Fox Valley Technical College Overview

Located in Appleton, Wisconsin, Fox Valley Technical College is a public institution. FVTC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Fox Valley Technical College Known For?

3,647 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at FVTC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Fox Valley Technical College Rankings

FVTC is ranked #328 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#53 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#256 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Woodworking Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Natural Resources Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Air Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Fox Valley Technical College?

Location of Fox Valley Technical College

Contact details for FVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Phone: 920-735-5600
Website: https://www.fvtc.edu

How Do I Get Into FVTC?

You can apply to FVTC online at: https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/apply

Since Fox 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 Fox Valley Technical College?

44% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FVTC, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,521 a year. That adds up to $22,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FVTC is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Fox Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,092 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,239 undergraduate students at FVTC, with 2,092 being full-time and 10,147 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,092 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FVTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FVTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,681
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 114

Over 48 countries are represented at FVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Fox Valley Technical College

1,341 Took All Classes Online
3,095 Took At Least One Class Online
2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 3rd 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 FVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fox Valley Technical College was 2.8%. This is the #1,827 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FVTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 28%
Business Administration & Management 30%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Computer Systems Networking 3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Engineering Technologies 3%
English Language & Literature 38%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Information Technology 6%
Marketing 8%
Quality Control Technology 43%
Writing Studies 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FVTC 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 FVTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Quality Control Technology #15
Agricultural Economics & Business #15
Industrial Production Technology #19
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #45
Writing Studies #58
English Language & Literature #99
Marketing #109
Engineering Technologies #136
Accounting #238
Criminal Justice & Corrections #345
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #391

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%.

Fox 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 531 0 103 634
Precision Metal Working 280 37 103 420
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 83 57 135 275
Business Administration & Management 0 149 63 212
Ground Transportation 191 0 0 191
Criminal Justice & Corrections 82 103 0 185
Accounting 49 53 61 163
Allied Health Professions 114 8 10 132
Nursing 0 87 0 87
Information Technology 0 43 43 86
Culinary Arts 0 22 54 76
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 31 41 72
Agricultural Economics & Business 7 28 30 65
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 15 46 61
Business Support & Assistant Services 23 16 19 58
Dental Support Services 0 14 37 51
Marketing 0 21 28 49
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 36 0 10 46
Plumbing & Water Supply 45 0 0 45
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 19 21 40
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 37 0 39
Design & Applied Arts 0 39 0 39
Industrial Production Technology 2 13 21 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 29 6 35
Human Resource Management 0 34 0 34
Computer Programming 0 34 0 34
Computer Systems Networking 0 34 0 34
Mechanics & Repairers 34 0 0 34
Plant Sciences 0 11 20 31
Agricultural Mechanization 0 12 18 30
Agricultural Production 0 7 23 30
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 29 0 0 29
Fire Protection 0 25 2 27
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 26 0 0 26
Natural Resources Conservation 0 26 0 26
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 24 0 24
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 17 0 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 17 0 17
Air Transportation 0 11 6 17
Carpentry 0 0 16 16
Woodworking 0 0 16 16
Hospitality Management 0 14 0 14
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 7 5 12
Mental & Social Health Services 0 11 0 11
Horticulture 0 0 10 10
Building Management & Inspection 0 10 0 10
Legal Support Services 0 9 0 9
Writing Studies 0 8 0 8
Quality Control Technology 0 7 0 7
Finance & Financial Management 0 5 0 5
General Sales & Marketing 5 0 0 5
General Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 5 5
Environmental Control Technology 0 3 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 3 0 3
Cosmetology 3 0 0 3
Homeland Security 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 1,559 1,136 952 3,647

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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