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Fox Valley Technical College is a public institution situated in Appleton, Wisconsin. FVTC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

2,092 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,095 Avg In-State Tuition

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Fox Valley Technical College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, FVTC is ranked #166 out of 1,680 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Air Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Woodworking Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Fox Valley Technical College?

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Contact details for FVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Phone: 920-735-5600
Website: https://www.fvtc.edu

Can I Afford FVTC?

$4,095 In-State Tuition
44% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time FVTC students paid $137 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $205 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,095 $6,143
Fees $545 $545
Books and Supplies $2,016 $2,016

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FVTC, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,521 a year. That adds up to $22,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FVTC is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Fox Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,092 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,239 undergraduate students at FVTC, with 2,092 being full-time and 10,147 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,092 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, 59% are male and 41% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,681
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 114

Over 48 countries are represented at FVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Fox Valley Technical College

1,341 Took All Classes Online
3,095 Took At Least One Class Online
2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 12th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fox Valley Technical College was 2.8%. This is the #1,448 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FVTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 3%
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician 43%
Quality Control Technology 43%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FVTC 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 FVTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Manufacturing Engineering Technology #2
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician #3
Quality Control Technology #12
Industrial Production Technology #19
Engineering Technologies #114

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%.

Fox 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 531 0 0 531
Welding Technology/Welder 232 37 37 306
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 114 1 10 125
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 115 0 0 115
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 103 103
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 16 76 92
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 76 0 0 76
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 69 0 0 69
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 14 27 23 64
Metal Fabricator 0 0 53 53
Electrician 36 0 10 46
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 0 42 42
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 41 41
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 19 21 40
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 26 0 13 39
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 37 37
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 13 21 34
General Mechanics & Repairers 34 0 0 34
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 31 0 31
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 31 31
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 29 0 0 29
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 26 0 0 26
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 24 0 0 24
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 22 1 23
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 22 22
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 22 0 0 22
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 21 0 0 21
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician 0 19 0 19
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 18 0 18
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 17 0 0 17
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 11 6 17
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 16 16
Cabinetmaking & Millwork 0 0 16 16
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 0 0 15 15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 14 0 14
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 5 8 13
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians 0 12 0 12
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 12 0 12
Medical Office Management/Administration 0 11 0 11
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 11 0 11
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 0 11 11
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 10 0 10
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 9 0 9
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician 0 7 0 7
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 7 0 7
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 6 6
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 4 0 4
Energy Management & Systems Technology/Technician 0 3 0 3
Laboratory Technician 0 3 0 3
Hair Styling/Stylist & Hair Design 3 0 0 3
Instrumentation Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Industrial Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,393 322 619 2,334

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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