Western Technical College (240170)

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,102
0.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,122
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.97%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,165
43.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.3%
232 Graduates

About

Western Technical College (240170) is a higher education institution located in La Crosse County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Technical College (240170) were .

In 2019, 1,623 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College (240170). 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,389 degrees), 20.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $4,102, which is $−3,722 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $4,102, which is $−3,722 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,122.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,102
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Western Technical College (240170) was $4,102. The cost of tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $−3,722 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,122
2019 Value
2.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Western Technical College (240170) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,122. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Western Technical College (240170) grew by 2.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,584
Room and Board
$1,960
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Technical College (240170) was of $6,584 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 2.08% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College (240170) received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 48.8% with respect to 2018, when 86% 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.
9.97%
2017 Default Rate
136
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College (240170) was 9.97%, which represents 136 out of the 1364 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 (240170) has a total enrollment of 4,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (240170) is 1,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,342. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (240170) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (240170), both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.9% White, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 3.22% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.096% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College (240170) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.9%), followed by White Female (36.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.96%). 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

43.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College (240170), both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (240170) is 1,823 and the part-time enrollment is 2,342. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (240170) are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Western Technical College (240170) was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Technical College (240170) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,327
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    191
  3. Asian
    181

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (240170) is 79.9% White, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.35% Asian, 3.22% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.096% 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, 159 more women than men received degrees from Western Technical College (240170). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Technical College (240170) is white (1,389 degrees awarded). There were 20.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Technical College (240170) is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Technical College (240170), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (92 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (149 degrees), and Construction (33 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 (240170) are Registered nurses (1,376,845 people), Medical & health services managers (146,419 people), Pharmacists (135,161 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,707 people), and Other managers (124,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) are Precision Production (92 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (149 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Health (771 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 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 (240170) are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Dentists, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) are Precision Production (92 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (149 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Health (771 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 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 (240170) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,455,829 people), Elementary & secondary schools (233,325 people), Outpatient care centers (224,961 people), Offices of physicians (218,796 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,111 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) are Precision Production (92 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (149 degrees), Construction (33 degrees), Health (771 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (66 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 (240170).
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 Technical College (240170) was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

732
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
891
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 732 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (240170), which is 0.822 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (891).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (240170) in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 0.202 times less than the 297 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 297 degrees were awarded to women at Western Technical College (240170) in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 4.95 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2019, 40% of students graduating from Western Technical College (240170) 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 46% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (46.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Technical College (240170) is Male and Hispanic or Latino (46.2% 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, 0.862% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,389 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College (240170) is white (1,389 degrees awarded). There were 20.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (67 degrees).

2.96% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    752 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    637 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Technical College (240170) is white female (752 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (637 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College (240170) has an endowment valued at nearly $6.04M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $542k (8.97%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Western Technical College (240170) had a total salary expenditure of $76M. Western Technical College (240170) employs 187 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Technical College (240170) are Female Instructors (107), Male Instructors(80), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, Management, with 64 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.04M
2019 Endowment
7.57%
decline from 2018

Western Technical College (240170) has an endowment valued at about $6.04M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Technical College (240170) declined 7.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.74M higher 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.67M - Federal
  2. $1.37M - State
  3. $2.36M - Local

As of 2019, Western Technical College (240170) received $1.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.37M from state grants and contracts, and $2.36M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30M
2019 Salaries
3.11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Western Technical College (240170) paid a median of $30M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($76M) and a 3.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.2% decline from 2017 and a 1.07% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M
Instructional Salaries
187
Number of Employees

In 2019, Western Technical College (240170) paid a total of $13.4M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.7% 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
187 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
141 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) were Instructor with 187 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) were Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; Management with 64 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 17 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 Western Technical College (240170) was Female Instructor with 107 employees, Male Instructor with 80 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Technical College (240170).

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