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Western Technical College Overview

Western Technical College is a public institution located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Western Technical College Known For?

1,623 Undergraduate Awards
  • Western Technical College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Western Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.

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Western 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#403 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 Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Management Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Western Technical College?

Location of Western Technical College

Contact details for Western Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-9200
Website: https://www.westerntc.edu

How Do I Get Into Western Technical College?

You can apply to Western Technical College online at: https://ss.westerntc.edu/SelfService/Admissions/Application.aspx?applicationformid=1

Western Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Western Technical College?

62% Take Out Loans
13.9% 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 Western Technical College, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $4,709 a year. That adds up to $18,836 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Technical College is 13.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Western Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,823 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,165 undergraduate students at Western Technical College, with 1,823 being full-time and 2,342 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Western Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,823 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Western Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Western Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 1,495
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 118

Over 7 countries are represented at Western Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and Russia.

Online Learning at Western Technical College

496 Took All Classes Online
1,398 Took At Least One Class Online
101.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,398 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 51st 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 Western Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Technical College was 101.7%. This is the #341 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Western Technical College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Management Information Systems 20%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #3
Entrepreneurial Studies #6
Communication & Journalism #9
Business Administration & Management #76
Business, Management & Marketing #99

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 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 357 0 3 360
Business Administration & Management 28 73 51 152
Allied Health Professions 92 19 11 122
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 65 34 99
Nursing 0 98 0 98
Precision Metal Working 41 1 25 67
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 30 35 0 65
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 16 12 47
Information Technology 0 16 26 42
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24 17 0 41
Culinary Arts 24 7 8 39
Accounting 0 25 11 36
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4 22 9 35
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 28 2 30
Design & Applied Arts 0 30 0 30
Mental & Social Health Services 0 29 0 29
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 10 19 29
Woodworking 25 0 0 25
Human Resource Management 0 20 0 20
Computer Systems Networking 0 18 0 18
Carpentry 0 0 18 18
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 15 0 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4 10 0 14
Dental Support Services 0 0 14 14
Horticulture 5 0 8 13
Teaching Assistants 0 8 4 12
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 12 0 12
Computer Software & Applications 0 11 0 11
Finance & Financial Management 0 6 4 10
Management Information Systems 0 9 1 10
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 10 0 10
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 2 10
Legal Support Services 0 9 0 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 5 3 8
Computer Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Environmental Control Technology 4 4 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 8
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 1 7 8
General Sales & Marketing 1 5 0 6
Marketing 0 5 0 5
Fire Protection 0 5 0 5
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 4 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 4 0 4
Hospitality Management 0 3 0 3
TOTAL 658 689 276 1,623

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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