Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,095
0.713% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,629
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.69%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,640
27.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.8%
188 Graduates

About

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is a higher education institution located in Grant County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College were .

In 2019, 751 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (711 degrees), 32.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is $4,095, which is $−3,729 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is $4,095, which is $−3,729 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,629.

In 2019, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,095
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was $4,095. The cost of tuition at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is $−3,729 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,629
2019 Value
3.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,629. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College grew by 3.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,407
Room and Board
$1,960
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was of $7,407 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,960. The cost of room and board increased by 2.05% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.08% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 15.2% with respect to 2018, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.69%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was 4.69%, which represents 22 out of the 469 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has a total enrollment of 2,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is 722 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,918. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.9% White, 3.18% Two or More Races, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.758% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.53% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (45.7%) and Two or More Races Female (1.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is 722 and the part-time enrollment is 1,918. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Southwest Wisconsin Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,373
  2. Two or More Races
    84
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    50

The enrolled student population at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is 89.9% White, 3.18% Two or More Races, 1.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.758% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.53% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 199 more women than men received degrees from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is white (711 degrees awarded). There were 32.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (45 degrees), and Precision Production (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Registered nurses (1,385,669 people), Medical & health services managers (152,239 people), Police officers (138,241 people), Pharmacists (136,165 people), and Other managers (134,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (45 degrees), Precision Production (34 degrees), Health (427 degrees), and Protective Services (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (45 degrees), Precision Production (34 degrees), Health (427 degrees), and Protective Services (30 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,480,052 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (351,527 people), Elementary & secondary schools (270,534 people), Outpatient care centers (235,979 people), and Offices of physicians (221,644 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Construction (45 degrees awarded), Agriculture (45 degrees), Precision Production (34 degrees), Health (427 degrees), and Protective Services (30 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
475
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 276 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which is 0.581 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (475).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Welding Technology, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 198 degrees were awarded to women at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 7.33 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    711 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is white (711 degrees awarded). There were 32.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    448 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    263 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is white female (448 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (263 degrees).

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Operations

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.68M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $433k (11.7%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $30.1M. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College employs 78 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are Female Instructors (41), Male Instructors(37), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are: Service, with 42 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 17 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.68M
2019 Endowment
35.6%
growth from 2018

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.68M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College grew 35.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $617k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.01M - Federal
  2. $1.79M - State
  3. $1.86M - Local

As of 2019, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College received $1.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.79M from state grants and contracts, and $1.86M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.2M
2019 Salaries
7.36%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($30.1M) and a 7.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.07% growth from 2017 and a 4.71% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.67M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College paid a total of $5.67M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College were Instructor with 78 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College were Service with 42 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 17 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was Female Instructor with 41 employees, Male Instructor with 37 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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