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Western Iowa Tech Community College is a public institution located in Sioux City, Iowa. Sioux City is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,707 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,792 Avg In-State Tuition

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Western Iowa Tech Community College Rankings

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.

Western Iowa Tech Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#124 Best Basic 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Dental Support Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Electromechanical Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Dental Support Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Western Iowa Tech Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Musical Instrument Fabrication & Repair Schools College Factual
#1 Best Musical Instrument Fabrication & Repair Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Musical Instrument Fabrication & Repair College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Personal & Culinary Services College Factual
#33 Best Value Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#52 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Western Iowa Tech Community College?

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Contact details for Western Iowa Tech Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
Phone: 712-274-6400

Can I Afford Western Iowa Tech Community College?

$3,792 In-State Tuition
66% Take Out Loans
14.7% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Western Iowa Tech Community College students paid $158 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $159 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,792 $3,816
Fees $696 $696
Books and Supplies $1,320 $1,320
On Campus Room and Board $6,290 $6,290
On Campus Other Expenses $4,935 $4,935

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 Western Iowa Tech Community College, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $4,972 a year. That adds up to $19,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Western Iowa Tech Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,707 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,360 undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College, with 1,707 being full-time and 3,653 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,707 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Iowa Tech Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 363
White 1,012
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 140

Over 22 countries are represented at Western Iowa Tech Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Western Iowa Tech Community College

1,688 Took All Classes Online
2,815 Took At Least One Class Online
16.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,815 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Western Iowa Tech Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Western Iowa Tech Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 16.0%. This is the #1,039 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Western Iowa Tech Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Western Iowa Tech Community College 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #79
Health & Medical Administrative Services #406

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%.

Western Iowa Tech Community 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 347 0 0 347
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 115 5 5 125
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 108 108
Dental Assisting/Assistant 42 0 23 65
Welding Technology/Welder 32 7 9 48
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 22 12 10 44
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 21 0 17 38
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 21 8 8 37
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 16 7 11 34
Carpentry/Carpenter 21 0 5 26
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 14 0 10 24
Electrician 0 0 15 15
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 14 0 14
Automation Engineer Technology 0 13 0 13
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 7 0 5 12
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 6 0 5 11
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 6 3 9
Surgical Technology 0 8 0 8
Musical Instrument Fabrication & Repair 0 7 0 7
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 0 2 5 7
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 6 6
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 1 5 6
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 0 4 4
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 664 90 254 1,008

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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