Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Western Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Degree-seeking students attending Western have the option to enroll in both associate’s degree programs and apprenticeship programs in order to prepare for their future careers. Eligible students can apply for the Credit for Prior Learning program, which can potentially save both time and money for students who have applicable skills upon entering college. Western’s campus features a variety of facilities to improve students’ quality of life, such as the Student Health Center, the Learning Commons, and the Kumm Center, which is home to the culinary programs’ student-operated restaurant.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Total Number of Students
4,108
Total Number of Undergrads
4,108
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,777
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,403
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$6,377
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,584
Books and Supplies
$1960

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,289
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,102
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,409

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,966
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,918
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$112
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
28
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
94%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Western is a great school with awesome hands on labs where you get the best hands on training and the time needed to learn at your own pace. The faculty and staff are all professional and willing to help you out with anything you need and are generally always friendly. The campus is a great experience and right in the heart of downtown La Crosse WI making it very easy access to food, study and living accommodations.
Scott from La Crescent, MN
It's beautiful, cultural, and new! I'm excited to be attending there in the fall, because I fell in love when I went on the tour. Also, it's surrounded by active students.
Allison

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