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Waukesha County Technical College Overview

Located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Waukesha County Technical College is a public institution. Pewaukee is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Waukesha County Technical College Known For?

1,946 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at WCTC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% 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
#8 Best Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards WCTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#3 Best Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD Schools College Factual
#4 Best Computer Support Specialist Schools College Factual
#14 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#48 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#173 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools College Factual

Where Is Waukesha County Technical College?

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Contact details for WCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
Phone: 262-691-5566

How Do I Get Into WCTC?

You can apply to WCTC online at: https://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?

26% Take Out Loans
12.7% 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 WCTC, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,591 a year. That adds up to $22,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WCTC is 12.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Waukesha County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,658 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,952 undergraduate students at WCTC, with 1,658 being full-time and 5,294 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,658 full-time undergraduates at WCTC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 96
Hispanic or Latino 159
White 1,243
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 114

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

236 Took All Classes Online
1,183 Took At Least One Class Online
16.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,183 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of WCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waukesha County Technical College was 16.8%. This is the #1,153 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
Allied Health Professions 39%
Health Professions 5%

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 #115
Mental & Social Health Services #125
Accounting #391
Health & Medical Administrative Services #495

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 464 0 0 464
Allied Health Professions 109 15 41 165
Criminal Justice & Corrections 48 89 0 137
Precision Metal Working 50 21 52 123
Business Administration & Management 45 74 0 119
Ground Transportation 98 0 0 98
Nursing 0 89 0 89
Information Technology 0 49 14 63
Human Resource Management 29 31 0 60
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 13 12 25 50
Dental Support Services 29 16 0 45
Computer Programming 11 24 2 37
Culinary Arts 0 21 15 36
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 35 35
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 25 0 34
Accounting 0 22 9 31
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 31 0 31
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 31 0 0 31
Cosmetology 0 0 31 31
Computer Systems Networking 0 29 0 29
Design & Applied Arts 0 28 0 28
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 22 0 22
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 17 22
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 17 0 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 16 0 16
Hospitality Management 0 8 5 13
Marketing 0 13 0 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 11 0 0 11
Teaching Assistants 0 10 0 10
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 10 10
Other Precision Production 0 0 10 10
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 9 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 9 9
International Business 3 5 0 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 7 7
Real Estate 1 5 0 6
Computer Software & Applications 0 6 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 6 0 6
Carpentry 0 0 5 5
Industrial Production Technology 0 4 0 4
Fire Protection 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 0 2
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 951 699 296 1,946

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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