Western Technical College (224679)

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2020 Average Net Price
$21,039
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,324
81.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
70.1%
286 Graduates

About

Western Technical College (224679) is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Technical College (224679) were Office Management & Supervision (9 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 741 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College (224679). 15% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 85% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (577 degrees), 5.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (224679) is $0, which is $−7,980 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (224679) is $0, which is $−7,980 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,039.

In 2020, 53% of undergraduate students attending Western Technical College (224679) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,039
2020 Value
12.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Western Technical College (224679) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,039. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Western Technical College (224679) grew by 12.1%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College (224679) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 25.4% with respect to 2019, when 71% 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.
12.5%
2018 Default Rate
99
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College (224679) was 12.5%, which represents 99 out of the 789 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 Technical College (224679) has a total enrollment of 1,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 1,083 students and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (224679), both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% White, 6.5% Two or More Races, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.831% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.453% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.227% Asian.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (63.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%) and White Male (10.2%). 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

81.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College (224679), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 1,083 and the part-time enrollment is 241. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Technical College (224679) was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Western Technical College (224679) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,012
  2. White
    153
  3. Two or More Races
    86

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (224679) is 76.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.6% White, 6.5% Two or More Races, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.831% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.453% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.227% Asian. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 519 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Technical College (224679). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino (577 degrees awarded). There were 5.5 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Technical College (224679) is Office Management & Supervision (9 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Technical College (224679), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (305 degrees awarded), Precision Production (103 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (173 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 Technical College (224679) are Registered nurses (1,363,505 people), Accountants & auditors (1,032,682 people), Other managers (674,133 people), Financial managers (442,529 people), and Chief executives & legislators (347,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Transportation (305 degrees awarded), Precision Production (103 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (75 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Surgeons, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Transportation (305 degrees awarded), Precision Production (103 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (75 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 Technical College (224679) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,695,997 people), Elementary & secondary schools (611,380 people), Banking & related activities (470,207 people), Computer Systems Design (465,504 people), and Insurance carriers (444,545 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Transportation (305 degrees awarded), Precision Production (103 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (75 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 Technical College (224679).
Most Common
  1. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Technical College (224679) was Office Management & Supervision with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

630
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
111
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 630 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679), which is 5.68 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (111).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 282 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679) in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 12.3 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Western Technical College (224679) in Medical Assistant, which is 8.38 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Technical College (224679) is Female and Hispanic or Latino (84.3% 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, 0.699% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    577 degrees awarded
  2. White
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino (577 degrees awarded). There were 5.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (105 degrees).

0.54% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    488 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino male (488 degrees awarded). There were 5.36 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (91 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College (224679) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Western Technical College (224679) had a total salary expenditure of $16.3M. Western Technical College (224679) employs 51 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Technical College (224679) are Male Instructors (44), Female Instructors(7), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) are: Sales and related, with 28 employees, Management, with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.59M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Western Technical College (224679) received $5.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.72M
2020 Salaries
16.6%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Western Technical College (224679) paid a median of $6.72M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($16.3M) and a 16.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.4% growth from 2018 and a 1.13% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.43M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2020, Western Technical College (224679) paid a total of $2.43M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) were Instructor with 51 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) were Sales and related with 28 employees; Management with 17 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) was Male Instructor with 44 employees, and Female Instructor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western Technical College (224679).

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