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Waukesha County Technical College is a public institution situated in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Pewaukee is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

1,569 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,095 Avg In-State Tuition

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Waukesha County Technical College Rankings

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#106 Best Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#212 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#229 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Waukesha County Technical College?

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Contact details for WCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
Phone: 262-691-5566
Website: www.wctc.edu

Can I Afford WCTC?

$4,095 In-State Tuition
33% Take Out Loans
16.0% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time WCTC 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 $252 $252
Books and Supplies $2,016 $2,016

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 WCTC, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,512 a year. That adds up to $22,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WCTC is 16.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Waukesha County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,569 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,467 undergraduate students at WCTC, with 1,569 being full-time and 5,898 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,569 full-time undergraduates at WCTC, 56% are male and 44% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Waukesha County Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 52
Black or African American 80
Hispanic or Latino 147
White 1,187
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 102

Over 9 countries are represented at WCTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Colombia, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Waukesha County Technical College

131 Took All Classes Online
725 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 725 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 8th 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 WCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waukesha County Technical College was -3.3%. This is the #1,919 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WCTC regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) #22
Allied Health Professions #102

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%.

Waukesha County 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 479 0 0 479
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 101 0 0 101
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 80 11 0 91
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 37 10 19 66
Welding Technology/Welder 49 0 0 49
Metal Fabricator 0 22 15 37
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 26 0 0 26
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 26 0 26
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 0 26 26
Electrician 0 0 25 25
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 25 25
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician 0 24 0 24
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 23 0 23
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 23 23
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 22 22
Dental Assisting/Assistant 20 0 0 20
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 18 18
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 0 0 18 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 18 18
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 0 0 18 18
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 16 0 16
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 16 0 0 16
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 0 15 15
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 7 6 13
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 11 0 11
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 11 0 11
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 10 0 10
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 10 0 0 10
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 10 0 10
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 6 0 6
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 2 4 6
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 5 5
Other Precision Production 0 0 5 5
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 0 3 3
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 0 0 2 2
Building/Property Maintenance 0 0 1 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 818 190 268 1,276

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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