Western Iowa Tech Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,032
3.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,458
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,150
31.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.4%
275 Graduates

About

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a higher education institution located in Woodbury County, IA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Western Iowa Tech Community College were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (99 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (30 degrees), and Network & System Administration (25 degrees).

In 2022, 1,848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,101 degrees), 2.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (402 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $4,032, which is $−4,080 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $4,032, which is $−4,080 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,458.

In 2022, 49% of undergraduate students attending Western Iowa Tech Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,032
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College was $4,032. The cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $−4,080 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,458
2022 Value
9.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western Iowa Tech Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,458. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew by 9.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,291
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Iowa Tech Community College was of $6,291 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 14% with respect to 2021, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.8%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 1.8%, which represents 19 out of the 1058 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total enrollment of 5,150 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,638 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,512. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 21.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,638 and the part-time enrollment is 3,512. This means that 31.8% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Western Iowa Tech Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,121 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,096 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    193 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 60.6% White, 21.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 151 students (2.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 402 more women than men received degrees from Western Iowa Tech Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,101 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (402 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Western Iowa Tech Community College is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (99 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (30 degrees) and Network & System Administration (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Iowa Tech Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Construction (67 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (148 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Registered nurses (1,397,078 people), Medical & health services managers (152,331 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,815 people), Pharmacists (134,189 people), and Physicians (108,220 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Construction (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (148 degrees), Health (854 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Construction (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (148 degrees), Health (854 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,491,477 people), Outpatient care centers (240,108 people), Elementary & secondary schools (230,552 people), Offices of physicians (203,675 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (144,914 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Construction (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (148 degrees), Health (854 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (71 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 89 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Western Iowa Tech Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

723
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,125
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 723 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,125).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 1.13 times more than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 380 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 10.3 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Western Iowa Tech Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Iowa Tech Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.91% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,101 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    402 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,101 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (402 degrees).

1.79% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    667 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    434 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    262 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white female (667 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (434 degrees).

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Operations

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 148k (4.52%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total salary expenditure of 64.2M. Western Iowa Tech Community College employs 66 No academic ranks, 1 Instructors. Most academics at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Female No academic rank (35), Male No academic rank (31), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College are: Management, with 63 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Endowment

$3.28M
2022 Endowment
2.95%
growth from 2021

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew 2.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.94M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.3M
2022 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 30% of their overall expenditure ($64.2M) and a 3.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.1M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a total of $4.1M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were No academic rank with 66 employees, and Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were Management with 63 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College was Female No academic rank with 35 employees, Male No academic rank with 31 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

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