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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Overview

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is a public institution located in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Known For?

1,774 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at WITC since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at WITC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wisconsin Indianhead 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.

WITC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#64 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#183 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#190 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 WITC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Finance & Financial Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College?

Location of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Contact details for WITC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871-8727
Phone: 715-468-2815
Website: https://www.witc.edu

How Do I Get Into WITC?

You can apply to WITC online at: https://applywitc.force.com/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=%2FTargetX_Portal__PB

Since Wisconsin Indianhead Technical 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 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College?

54% Take Out Loans
11.8% 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 WITC, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $4,674 a year. That adds up to $18,696 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WITC is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,108 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,966 undergraduate students at WITC, with 1,108 being full-time and 1,858 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WITC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,108 full-time undergraduates at WITC, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WITC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WITC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 987
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

Online Learning at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

501 Took All Classes Online
2,057 Took At Least One Class Online
2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,057 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 11th 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 WITC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College was 2.9%. This is the #1,821 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WITC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 9%
Computer Programming 50%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 29%
Health Professions 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WITC 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 WITC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Electronics Maintenance & Repair #5
Computer Engineering Technology #8
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #19
General Sales & Marketing #21
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #23
Computer Programming #56
Finance & Financial Management #63
Information Technology #97
Human Development & Family Studies #111
Business Support & Assistant Services #113
Human Resource Management #116
Engineering Technologies #134
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #136
Computer Information Systems #149
Accounting #234
Health & Medical Administrative Services #274
Computer & Information Sciences #334

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%.

Wisconsin Indianhead 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 434 0 0 434
Precision Metal Working 128 0 118 246
Health & Medical Administrative Services 42 25 58 125
Allied Health Professions 101 2 10 113
Accounting 43 20 42 105
Nursing 0 93 0 93
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 35 22 34 91
Human Development & Family Studies 0 31 33 64
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 27 0 35 62
Business Support & Assistant Services 26 15 15 56
Gerontology 41 10 0 51
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 22 0 31
Business Administration & Management 0 29 1 30
Cosmetology 3 0 27 30
Carpentry 20 0 9 29
Computer Information Systems 4 23 0 27
Finance & Financial Management 16 9 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 0 15 6 21
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 3 0 15 18
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 16 0 0 16
Agricultural Mechanization 0 0 12 12
Computer Programming 0 12 0 12
Information Technology 0 10 0 10
Dental Support Services 0 0 10 10
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 9 9
Ground Transportation 6 0 3 9
Agricultural Production 4 0 4 8
Human Resource Management 0 8 0 8
Computer Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 7 7
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1 0 4 5
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 3 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 962 360 452 1,774

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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