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Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Technical College is a public institution. Eau Claire is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

2,021 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,167 Avg In-State Tuition

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Chippewa Valley Technical College Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, CVTC is ranked #222 out of 1,831 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CVTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CVTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Plumbing & Water Supply Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Building Management & Inspection Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Electrical & Power Installation Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Construction Trades Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Culinary Arts Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CVTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Radiologist Assistant Schools College Factual
#10 Best Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology Schools College Factual
#36 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#59 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#90 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#162 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Chippewa Valley Technical College?

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Contact details for CVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162
Phone: 715-833-6200
Website: www.cvtc.edu/

Can I Afford CVTC?

$4,167 In-State Tuition
46% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time CVTC students paid $139 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $208 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,167 $6,251
Fees $338 $338
Books and Supplies $1,973 $1,973

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CVTC, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,313 a year. That adds up to $21,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CVTC is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,021 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,367 undergraduate students at CVTC, with 2,021 being full-time and 5,346 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,021 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chippewa Valley Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 1,683
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Over 14 countries are represented at CVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Chippewa Valley Technical College

2,570 Took All Classes Online
4,451 Took At Least One Class Online
73.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,451 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CVTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 24th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of CVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chippewa Valley Technical College was 73.2%. This is the #424 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CVTC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CVTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9%
Mental & Social Health Services 75%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CVTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CVTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling #4
Mental & Social Health Services #15
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #20
Health & Medical Administrative Services #96

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 417 0 0 417
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 123 24 16 163
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 148 148
Welding Technology/Welder 60 0 27 87
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 19 14 19 52
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 49 0 0 49
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 29 17 0 46
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 18 25 0 43
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 7 7 29 43
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 0 37 37
Lineworker 0 0 34 34
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 26 26
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 16 8 0 24
Radiologist Assistant 0 21 0 21
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 21 0 0 21
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 12 0 9 21
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 21 21
Electrician 20 0 0 20
Dental Assisting/Assistant 19 0 0 19
Other Electromechanical & Instrumentation & Maintenance Technologies/Technicians 17 0 0 17
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 16 0 16
Laboratory Technician 0 16 0 16
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 15 0 0 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 15 0 15
Building Construction Technology 0 0 14 14
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 13 13
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 12 0 12
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 11 0 11
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 11 0 11
Surgical Technology 0 0 10 10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 10 0 10
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 0 0 10 10
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 10 0 0 10
Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies/Technicians 0 0 9 9
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 9 9
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 7 7
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 5 0 5
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 4 0 0 4
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 1 0 0 1
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0 0
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 0 0 0 0
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 0 0 0
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Metal Fabricator 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 859 212 438 1,509

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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