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Northcentral Technical College Overview

Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Northcentral Technical College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Wausau makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Northcentral Technical College Known For?

2,261 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at North Central Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northcentral Technical College Rankings

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.

North Central Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#74 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#321 Most Popular 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 North Central Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Animal Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Plant Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Agricultural Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Mental & Social Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northcentral Technical College?

Location of Northcentral Technical College

Contact details for North Central Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-1899
Phone: 715-675-3331
Website: www.ntc.edu

How Do I Get Into North Central Technical College?

You can apply to North Central Technical College online at: www.ntc.edu/get-started

Northcentral Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Northcentral Technical College?

45% Take Out Loans
14.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At North Central Technical College, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $3,730 a year. That adds up to $14,920 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Central Technical College is 14.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northcentral Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,294 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,177 undergraduate students at North Central Technical College, with 1,294 being full-time and 4,883 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  North Central Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,294 full-time undergraduates at North Central Technical College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  North Central Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of North Central Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 55
White 1,083
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 73

Over 6 countries are represented at North Central Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Taiwan, and China.

Online Learning at Northcentral Technical College

1,720 Took All Classes Online
3,120 Took At Least One Class Online
1.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,120 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at North Central Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd 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 North Central Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northcentral Technical College was 1.9%. This is the #1,913 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Central Technical College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 50%
Allied Health Professions 18%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Communication & Journalism 19%
Communication & Media Studies 27%
Construction Trades 57%
Engineering 36%
Entrepreneurial Studies 10%
General Psychology 25%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 36%
Health Professions 1%
Human Resource Management 4%
Marketing 26%
Precision Production 7%
Precision Production Trades 80%
Psychology 25%
Quality Control Technology 83%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at North Central Technical College 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 North Central Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies #2
Agricultural Mechanization #3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #10
Environmental Engineering #13
Quality Control Technology #18
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #20
Industrial Production Technology #23
General Sales & Marketing #23
Human Services #41
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #48
Computer Software & Applications #58
Mental & Social Health Services #59
Computer Programming #62
Allied Health Professions #88
Communication & Media Studies #93
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #97
Visual & Performing Arts #98
Engineering #102
Information Technology #106
Marketing #118
Human Resource Management #123
Business Support & Assistant Services #124
General Psychology #131
Communication & Journalism #139
Engineering Technologies #149
Psychology #184
Public Administration & Social Service #189
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #196
Accounting #252
Teacher Education Grade Specific #253
Health & Medical Administrative Services #295
Computer & Information Sciences #361
Liberal Arts General Studies #481
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #481

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%.

Northcentral 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 411 0 0 411
Precision Metal Working 190 8 44 242
Business Administration & Management 77 54 0 131
Allied Health Professions 97 8 15 120
Accounting 50 30 31 111
Mental & Social Health Services 0 40 67 107
Nursing 0 91 0 91
Human Development & Family Studies 89 0 0 89
Criminal Justice & Corrections 36 26 0 62
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 22 0 55
General Psychology 53 0 0 53
Health & Medical Administrative Services 25 4 16 45
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 16 25 41
Ground Transportation 39 0 0 39
Marketing 25 13 0 38
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 17 20 0 37
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 7 12 16 35
Dental Support Services 10 24 0 34
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 33 33
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 25 5 1 31
Electronics Engineering Technology 29 0 0 29
Animal Science 15 13 0 28
Human Resource Management 28 0 0 28
Computer Programming 15 12 0 27
Industrial Production Technology 23 4 0 27
Agricultural Production 4 20 0 24
Woodworking 10 3 9 22
Business Support & Assistant Services 10 3 6 19
Building Management & Inspection 19 0 0 19
Information Technology 8 10 0 18
Culinary Arts 0 8 10 18
Precision Systems Maintenance 0 0 17 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 16 0 16
Human Services 16 0 0 16
Graphic Communications 4 9 0 13
Quality Control Technology 8 4 0 12
Communication & Media Studies 11 0 0 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 10 0 10
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 10 10
Industrial Engineering 9 0 0 9
Computer Systems Networking 0 8 0 8
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 7 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 7 0 0 7
Carpentry 0 0 6 6
Agricultural Mechanization 0 0 5 5
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 5 0 5
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 5 5
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 5 5
Precision Production Trades 5 0 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 5 0 5
Plant Sciences 0 3 0 3
Management Information Systems 1 2 0 3
Insurance 0 1 1 2
Environmental Engineering 2 0 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 0 1
Multilingual Education 1 0 0 1
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 1 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 1 0 0 1
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,412 526 323 2,261

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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