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Western Iowa Tech Community College Overview

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a public institution located in Sioux City, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Sioux City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Western Iowa Tech Community College Known For?

2,019 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Western Iowa Tech Community 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.

Western Iowa Tech Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#179 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Fire Protection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Western Iowa Tech Community College?

Location of Western Iowa Tech Community College

Contact details for Western Iowa Tech Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
Phone: 712-274-6400
Website: https://www.witcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Western Iowa Tech Community College?

You can apply to Western Iowa Tech Community College online at: https://www.witcc.edu/onestop/apply.cfm

Since Western Iowa Tech Community 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College?

83% Take Out Loans
18.9% 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,302 a year. That adds up to $17,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 18.9%. 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.

Western Iowa Tech Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,976 undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College, with 1,792 being full-time and 4,184 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Western Iowa Tech Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,792 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Western Iowa Tech Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Iowa Tech Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Western Iowa Tech Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 39
Black or African American 67
Hispanic or Latino 347
White 1,030
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

Over 22 countries are represented at Western Iowa Tech Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Western Iowa Tech Community College

1,509 Took All Classes Online
2,529 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,529 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Western Iowa Tech Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Western Iowa Tech Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 7.2%. This is the #1,510 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Western Iowa Tech Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 15%
Business Administration & Management 22%
Business Support & Assistant Services 54%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%
Education 28%
Entrepreneurial Studies 18%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 73%
Human Development & Family Studies 73%
Human Resource Management 46%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 55%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Western Iowa Tech Community 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teaching Assistants #8
Agricultural Economics & Business #11
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #31
Finance & Financial Management #46
Health & Physical Education #68
Business Support & Assistant Services #71
Human Development & Family Studies #74
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #79
Human Resource Management #88
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #94
Teacher Education Subject Specific #129
Accounting #166
Health & Medical Administrative Services #205
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #311
Liberal Arts General Studies #311
Education #421

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%.

Western Iowa Tech Community 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 362 0 117 479
Allied Health Professions 127 11 4 142
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 134 0 134
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 72 24 37 133
Nursing 0 97 0 97
Precision Metal Working 49 9 22 80
Human Development & Family Studies 51 9 14 74
Accounting 48 10 14 72
Teacher Education Subject Specific 65 0 0 65
Information Technology 43 13 5 61
Culinary Arts 24 14 21 59
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 42 0 16 58
Carpentry 49 0 7 56
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15 6 29 50
Dental Support Services 25 0 21 46
Fire Protection 36 1 7 44
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 19 9 13 41
Audiovisual Communications 0 17 21 38
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 14 22 36
Graphic Communications 7 23 0 30
Human Resource Management 1 11 16 28
Business Support & Assistant Services 15 3 8 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 26 0 26
Design & Applied Arts 0 3 19 22
Entrepreneurial Studies 16 0 1 17
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 16 16
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 9 6 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 14 0 14
Precision Systems Maintenance 0 12 0 12
Business Administration & Management 0 9 0 9
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 9 9
Legal Support Services 0 4 5 9
Health & Physical Education 4 0 2 6
Hospitality Management 2 2 1 5
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 2 1 3
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 3 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 1 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 1 0 1
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 1 1
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,072 489 458 2,019

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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