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Waukesha County Technical College Overview

Waukesha County Technical College is a public institution located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. WCTC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Waukesha County Technical College Known For?

1,921 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at WCTC.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Waukesha County Technical College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Waukesha County Technical College?

Location of Waukesha County Technical College

Contact details for WCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
Phone: 262-691-5566
Website: www.wctc.edu

How Do I Get Into WCTC?

You can apply to WCTC online at: www.wctc.edu/admissions-cost/enroll/steps-to-apply.php

As long as you submit the requested materials to Waukesha County Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Waukesha County Technical College?

33% Take Out Loans
16.0% 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 WCTC, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,512 a year. That adds up to $22,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WCTC is 16.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Waukesha County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,544 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,961 undergraduate students at WCTC, with 1,544 being full-time and 6,417 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,544 full-time undergraduates at WCTC, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WCTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WCTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 88
Hispanic or Latino 123
White 1,178
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 113

Over 9 countries are represented at WCTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Colombia, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Waukesha County Technical College

131 Took All Classes Online
725 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 725 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 35th 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 WCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waukesha County Technical College was -3.3%. This is the #2,392 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WCTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 20%
Information Technology 32%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Allied Health Professions #107

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%.

Waukesha County 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 479 0 0 479
Precision Metal Working 65 22 48 135
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 66 0 111
Allied Health Professions 80 21 0 101
Ground Transportation 101 0 0 101
Business Administration & Management 13 76 0 89
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 37 12 23 72
Nursing 0 71 0 71
Human Resource Management 32 33 0 65
Information Technology 0 35 18 53
Computer Programming 15 25 2 42
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 36 0 0 36
Dental Support Services 20 16 0 36
Design & Applied Arts 0 35 0 35
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 34 0 34
Accounting 0 32 0 32
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 18 29
Computer Systems Networking 0 26 0 26
Mental & Social Health Services 0 26 0 26
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 26 26
Culinary Arts 0 17 9 26
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 25 25
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 25 25
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 24 0 24
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 24 0 24
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 23 23
Cosmetology 0 0 22 22
Marketing 0 18 0 18
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 18 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 18 18
Hospitality Management 0 10 7 17
Business Support & Assistant Services 4 12 0 16
Teaching Assistants 0 13 0 13
International Business 7 5 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6 0 0 6
Real Estate 0 5 0 5
Carpentry 0 0 5 5
Other Precision Production 0 0 5 5
Fire Protection 0 4 0 4
Graphic Communications 0 2 1 3
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 3 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 2 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 940 685 296 1,921

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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