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Western Technical College Overview

Western Technical College is a public institution situated 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?

1,508 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Western Technical College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Western Technical College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% 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
#149 Best 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
#1 Best Management Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Software Applications Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Computer Systems Networking Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Hospitality Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Western Technical College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Radiologist Assistant Schools College Factual
#6 Best Web & Multimedia Design Schools College Factual
#11 Best Precision Metal Working Schools College Factual
#13 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual
#44 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#56 Best Healthcare Undergraduate Certificate Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Western Technical College?

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Contact details for Western Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-9200

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. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Western Technical College?

49% Take Out Loans
9.9% 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 Western Technical College, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $4,965 a year. That adds up to $19,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Technical College is 9.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Western Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,611 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,240 undergraduate students at Western Technical College, with 1,611 being full-time and 2,629 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,611 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 1,339
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 97

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

3,034 Took All Classes Online
3,740 Took At Least One Class Online
165.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,740 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Western Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Technical College was 165.5%. This is the #315 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Western Technical College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Western Technical College ranks compared to all other mostly 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
Management Information Systems #7
Entrepreneurial Studies #12
Business, Management & Marketing #235

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 327 0 0 327
Allied Health Professions 102 24 17 143
Business Administration & Management 29 61 25 115
Nursing 0 106 0 106
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 46 42 88
Precision Metal Working 42 5 20 67
Culinary Arts 33 6 6 45
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 31 12 1 44
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24 19 0 43
Design & Applied Arts 0 42 0 42
Accounting 0 22 16 38
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 16 17 0 33
Information Technology 14 10 7 31
Mental & Social Health Services 0 30 0 30
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 19 6 25
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 13 6 25
Marketing 0 12 11 23
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 7 12 19
Computer Systems Networking 0 18 0 18
Woodworking 17 0 0 17
Teaching Assistants 0 10 5 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 12 0 15
Dental Support Services 0 0 15 15
Computer Software & Applications 0 14 0 14
Carpentry 0 0 13 13
General Sales & Marketing 0 8 4 12
Horticulture 2 1 8 11
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 5 6 11
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 3 8 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 11 0 11
Hospitality Management 0 10 0 10
Management Information Systems 0 8 2 10
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 9 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 9 0 9
Energy Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 9 0 0 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 9 0 9
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 8 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 6 1 7
Agricultural Production 0 0 5 5
Human Resource Management 0 5 0 5
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 1
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 1 0 1
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 655 616 237 1,508

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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