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?
- 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.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Western Technical College.
Where Is Western Technical College?
Contact details for Western Technical College are given below.
|Address:||400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, WI 54601|
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
Can I Afford Western Technical College?
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
Of the 1,709 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Technical College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||34|
|Hispanic or Latino||88|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Western Technical College has changed over the last few years.
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|
|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.
*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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