Western Iowa Tech Community College

Add Comparison

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,504

2.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,532

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

19%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,731

33.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.5%

117 Graduates

About

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a higher education institution located in Woodbury County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Iowa Tech Community College were .

In 2017, 2,017 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,354 degrees), 4.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (317 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,504, which is $-3,910 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,504, which is $-3,910 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,532.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,504

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College was $3,504. The cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $-3,910 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$8,532

2017 Value

0.518%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Iowa Tech Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,532. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew by 0.518%.

This chart compares the average net price of Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$5,571

Room and Board

$1,224

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Iowa Tech Community College was of $5,571 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board increased by 4.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

19%

2016 Default Rate

263

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 19%, which represents 263 out of the 1385 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Western Iowa Tech Community College has a total enrollment of 5,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,898 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,833. This means that 33.1% 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, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,898 and the part-time enrollment is 3,833. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Iowa Tech Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Western Iowa Tech Community College (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,475

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    933

  3. Black or African American

    220

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 60.6% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Black or African American, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.27% Asian, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.174% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 548 students (9.56%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2017, 203 more women than men received degrees from Western Iowa Tech Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Western Iowa Tech Community College are white (1,354 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (317 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Iowa Tech Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (61 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (256 degrees), and Construction (71 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,300,012 people), Medical & health services managers (137,960 people), Pharmacists (129,371 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,006 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (107,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (256 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Health (836 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (256 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Health (836 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 (1,427,395 people), Elementary & secondary schools (284,669 people), Outpatient care centers (199,820 people), Offices of physicians (186,177 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,991 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (256 degrees), Construction (71 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and Health (836 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Iowa Tech Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree recipients from bachelors degree programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 907

  2. 1,110

In 2017, 907 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 0.817 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,110).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In false, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College in HVAC Maintenance, which is 13.6 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In false, 298 degrees were awarded to women at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 8.28 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% 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, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.42% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,354 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    317 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,354 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (317 degrees).

4.46% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    768 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    586 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white female (768 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (586 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $108k (5.16%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total salary expenditure of $51.3M. Western Iowa Tech Community College employs 62 No academic ranks, 2 Instructors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Male No academic ranks (32), Female No academic ranks(30), and Female Instructors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College are: Management, with 59 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 55 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.1M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.56M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Western Iowa Tech Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.04M - Federal

  2. $1.56M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Iowa Tech Community College received $4.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.56M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.9M

2017 Salaries

2.87%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a median of $18.9M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($51.3M) and a 2.87% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.74% decline from 2015 and a 5.05% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$3.46M

Instructional Salaries

64

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a total of $3.46M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

59 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were No academic rank with 62 employees; Instructor with 2 employees; and Instructor with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were Management with 59 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College was Male No academic rank with 32 employees, Female No academic rank with 30 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart