Western Technical College (240170)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,298
1.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,297
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,872
40.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.8%
259 Graduates

About

Western Technical College (240170) is a higher education institution located in La Crosse County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Western Technical College (240170) were Registered Nursing (100 degrees awarded), Psychiatric Services Technician (37 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees).

In 2022, 1,316 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College (240170). 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,114 degrees), 16.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $4,298, which is $−3,814 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $4,298, which is $−3,814 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,297.

In 2022, 45% of undergraduate students attending Western Technical College (240170) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,298
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western Technical College (240170) was $4,298. The cost of tuition at Western Technical College (240170) is $−3,814 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,297
2022 Value
9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western Technical College (240170) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,297. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western Technical College (240170) grew by 9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,972
Room and Board
$1,940
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Technical College (240170) was of $6,972 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.71% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,940. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College (240170) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 45% 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.
2.35%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College (240170) was 2.35%, which represents 29 out of the 1232 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) had a total enrollment of 3,872 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (240170) is 1,556 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,316. This means that 40.2% 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 77.9% White, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Asian, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, and 0.904% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College (240170) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.8%), followed by White Female (37.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College (240170) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,872 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (240170) is 1,556 and the part-time enrollment is 2,316. This means that 40.2% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (240170) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%
2022 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 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    3,015 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    216 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    163 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (240170) is 77.9% White, 5.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Asian, 3.95% Two or More Races, 2.79% Black or African American, and 0.904% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 192 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 (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (66 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Western Technical College (240170) is Registered Nursing (100 degrees awarded), followed by Psychiatric Services Technician (37 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees awarded), Construction (40 degrees), and Precision Production (54 degrees).

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 (1,406,386 people), Medical & health services managers (158,552 people), Other managers (143,312 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,473 people), and Pharmacists (135,184 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees awarded), Construction (40 degrees), Precision Production (54 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (650 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (240170) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) are Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees awarded), Construction (40 degrees), Precision Production (54 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (650 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,516,979 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,094 people), Elementary & secondary schools (284,923 people), Outpatient care centers (252,537 people), and Offices of physicians (208,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (240170) are Mechanical Technologies (116 degrees awarded), Construction (40 degrees), Precision Production (54 degrees), Engineering Technologies (68 degrees), and Health (650 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 100 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Western Technical College (240170) was Registered Nursing with 100 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

562
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
754
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 562 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (240170), which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (754).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (240170) in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 0.906 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 241 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (240170) in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 8.31 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% 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, 43% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Technical College (240170) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,114 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College (240170) is white (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (66 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    643 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    471 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Technical College (240170) is white female (643 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (471 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College (240170) has an endowment valued at nearly $6.79M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 38.3k (0.565%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Western Technical College (240170) had a total salary expenditure of 84.5M. Western Technical College (240170) employs 188 Instructors. Most academics at Western Technical College (240170) are Female Instructor (106), and Male Instructor (82).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 57 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Endowment

$6.79M
2022 Endowment
15.8%
decline from 2021

Western Technical College (240170) has an endowment valued at about $6.79M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Technical College (240170) declined 15.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.57M 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. $1.17M - Federal
  2. $1.1M - State
  3. $3.94M - Local

As of 2022, Western Technical College (240170) received $1.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.1M from state grants and contracts, and $3.94M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.9M
2022 Salaries
8.46%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Technical College (240170) paid a median of $33.9M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($84.5M) and a 8.46% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M
Instructional Salaries
188
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Technical College (240170) paid a total of $14M to 188 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
188 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) was Instructor with 188 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees, Management with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Technical College (240170) was Female Instructor with 106 employees, and Male Instructor with 82 employees.

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

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