Western Iowa Tech Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,792
3.27% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,784
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.63%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,360
31.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
39.1%
151 Graduates

About

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a higher education institution located in Woodbury County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Iowa Tech Community College were .

In 2020, 1,773 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,066 degrees), 3.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,792, which is $−4,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,792, which is $−4,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,784.

In 2020, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,792
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College was $3,792. The cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $−4,188 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,784
2020 Value
13.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western Iowa Tech Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,784. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew by 13.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,290
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Iowa Tech Community College was of $6,290 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board increased by 11.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.4% with respect to 2019, when 35% 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.
7.63%
2018 Default Rate
85
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 7.63%, which represents 85 out of the 1114 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

Western Iowa Tech Community College has a total enrollment of 5,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,707 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,653. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.35% Asian, 1.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%). 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

31.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,707 and the part-time enrollment is 3,653. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2020 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Western Iowa Tech Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,405
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,072
  3. Black or African American
    212

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 63.5% White, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.35% Asian, 1.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 130 students (2.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 309 more women than men received degrees from Western Iowa Tech Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,066 degrees awarded). There were 3.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Iowa Tech Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Iowa Tech Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (55 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (123 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College are Registered nurses (1,377,235 people), Medical & health services managers (146,305 people), Pharmacists (133,927 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,399 people), and Physicians (100,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (55 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (123 degrees), Precision Production (48 degrees), and Health (786 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (55 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (123 degrees), Precision Production (48 degrees), and Health (786 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,456,214 people), Elementary & secondary schools (273,930 people), Outpatient care centers (232,363 people), Offices of physicians (218,269 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (139,071 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (55 degrees awarded), Construction (52 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (123 degrees), Precision Production (48 degrees), and Health (786 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 Western Iowa Tech Community 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

732
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,041
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 732 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 0.703 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,041).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Network & System Administration, which is 10.8 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 310 degrees were awarded to women at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 8.38 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% of students graduating from Western Iowa Tech Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.65% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,066 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    323 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,066 degrees awarded). There were 3.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (323 degrees).

2.03% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    653 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    413 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white female (653 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (413 degrees).

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Operations

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.03M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $402k (13.3%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total salary expenditure of $56.1M. Western Iowa Tech Community College employs 62 No academic ranks, 1 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Male No academic ranks (31), Female No academic ranks(31), and Female Instructors (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.03M
2020 Endowment
2.47%
growth from 2019

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.03M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew 2.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.39M 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.29M - Federal
  2. $3.25M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Western Iowa Tech Community College received $4.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.25M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.4M
2020 Salaries
1.44%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a median of $19.4M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($56.1M) and a 1.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% growth from 2018 and a 0.0119% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.73M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a total of $3.73M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were No academic rank with 62 employees; Instructor with 1 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; Management with 54 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College was Male No academic rank with 31 employees, Female No academic rank with 31 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

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