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

1,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,672 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
#134 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: https://www.witcc.edu

Can I Afford Western Iowa Tech Community College?

$3,672 In-State Tuition
83% Take Out Loans
18.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Western Iowa Tech Community College students paid $153 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $154 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,672 $3,696
Fees $696 $696
Books and Supplies $1,320 $1,320
On Campus Room and Board $6,290 $6,290
On Campus Other Expenses $4,545 $4,545

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Western Iowa Tech Community College, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,302 a year. That adds up to $17,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 18.9%. 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.

Western Iowa Tech Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,792 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,976 undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College, with 1,792 being full-time and 4,184 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,792 full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College, 45% are male and 55% 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 39
Black or African American 67
Hispanic or Latino 347
White 1,030
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

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

1,509 Took All Classes Online
2,529 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,529 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 7.2%. This is the #1,159 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 #38
Health & Medical Administrative Services #176

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 362 0 0 362
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 127 2 4 133
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 117 117
Welding Technology/Welder 49 9 22 80
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 42 8 19 69
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 24 14 21 59
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 42 0 16 58
Carpentry/Carpenter 49 0 7 56
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 24 12 14 50
Dental Assisting/Assistant 25 0 21 46
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 15 0 21 36
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 19 0 13 32
Electrician 0 0 16 16
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 9 6 15
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 14 0 14
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 6 8 14
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 6 4 4 14
Musical Instrument Fabrication & Repair 0 12 0 12
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician & Veterinary Assistant 0 0 11 11
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician 0 9 0 9
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 0 0 9 9
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 9 0 9
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 7 7
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 4 4
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 3 3
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 784 109 343 1,236

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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