Western Technical College (224679)

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2017 Average Net Price

$27,170

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,042

100% Full-Time

2017 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 .

In 2017, 441 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College (224679). 18.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 81.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (347 degrees), 5.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (224679) is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (224679) is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,170.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$27,170

2017 Value

27.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Technical College (224679) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,170. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Technical College (224679) grew by 27.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College (224679) received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

11.1%

2016 Default Rate

87

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College (224679) was 11.1%, which represents 87 out of the 783 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 1,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 1,042 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% 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 75.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% White, 5.09% Black or African American, 1.34% Two or More Races, 0.48% Asian, 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (64.2%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College (224679), both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,042 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 1,042 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    783

  2. White

    168

  3. Black or African American

    53

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (224679) is 75.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.1% White, 5.09% Black or African American, 1.34% Two or More Races, 0.48% Asian, 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 277 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Technical College (224679). The majority of degree recipients at Western Technical College (224679) are hispanic or latino (347 degrees awarded). There were 5.03 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Technical College (224679) is N/A, 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 Precision Production (105 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (204 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (36 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 (1,372,918 people), Accountants & auditors (1,090,812 people), Other managers (647,846 people), Financial managers (418,183 people), and Chief executives & legislators (319,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Precision Production (105 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), Health (73 degrees), and Business (23 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 Technical College (224679) are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Precision Production (105 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), Health (73 degrees), and Business (23 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 (1,690,373 people), Elementary & secondary schools (624,569 people), Banking & related activities (480,840 people), Computer Systems Design (447,077 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (419,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Precision Production (105 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (204 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), Health (73 degrees), and Business (23 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. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Technical College (224679) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 359

  2. 82

In 2017, 359 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679), which is 4.38 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (82).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679) in Welding Technology, which is 104 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Western Technical College (224679) in Medical Assistant, which is 5.64 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% of students graduating from Western Technical College (224679) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

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 (68.1%).

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, 0.699% 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

    347 degrees awarded

  2. White

    69 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino (347 degrees awarded). There were 5.03 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (69 degrees).

0.68% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Male

    269 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    78 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino male (269 degrees awarded). There were 3.45 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (78 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College (224679) has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Technical College (224679) had a total salary expenditure of $16.1M. Western Technical College (224679) employs 32 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Technical College (224679) are Male Instructors (27), Female Instructors(5), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Western Technical College (224679) has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Technical College (224679) stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Western Technical College (224679) (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.3M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Technical College (224679) received $5.3M 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

$5.35M

2017 Salaries

7.12%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Technical College (224679) paid a median of $5.35M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($16.1M) and a 7.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.2% growth from 2015 and a 5.36% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.29M

Instructional Salaries

32

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Technical College (224679) paid a total of $1.29M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) were Instructor with 32 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) were Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; Management with 14 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) was Male Instructor with 27 employees, Female Instructor with 5 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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