Western Iowa Tech Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,432

2.88% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,488

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

18.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

5,660

35.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.9%

106 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 2016, 2,105 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Iowa Tech Community College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,420 degrees), 4.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (316 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,432, which is $-3,888 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $3,432, which is $-3,888 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,488.

In 2016, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,432

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College was $3,432. The cost of tuition at Western Iowa Tech Community College is $-3,888 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,488

2016 Value

12.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Western Iowa Tech Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,488. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew by 12.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,355

Room and Board

$1,224

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Iowa Tech Community College was of $5,355 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,224. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.168% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.27% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Western Iowa Tech Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.5% with respect to 2015, when 40% 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.

18.5%

2015 Default Rate

261

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Western Iowa Tech Community College was 18.5%, which represents 261 out of the 1409 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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Admissions

Western Iowa Tech Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 5,660 students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Western Iowa Tech Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Western Iowa Tech Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Western Iowa Tech Community College has a total enrollment of 5,660 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,988 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,672. This means that 35.1% 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 61.9% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Black or African American, 2.56% Asian, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.0707% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,660 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 1,988 and the part-time enrollment is 3,672. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Western Iowa Tech Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2016 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Western Iowa Tech Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,503

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    827

  3. Black or African American

    201

The enrolled student population at Western Iowa Tech Community College is 61.9% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Black or African American, 2.56% Asian, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.0707% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 755 students (13.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 233 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 (1,420 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (316 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 (64 degrees awarded), Construction (94 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (215 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 (1,240,435 people), Medical & health services managers (137,893 people), Pharmacists (117,069 people), Physicians & surgeons (111,324 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (108,966 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Construction (94 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (215 degrees), Precision Production (66 degrees), and Human Sciences (66 degrees).

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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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, General & operations managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Construction (94 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (215 degrees), Precision Production (66 degrees), and Human Sciences (66 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Hospitals (1,410,145 people), Elementary & secondary schools (257,447 people), Outpatient care centers (192,393 people), Offices of physicians (165,634 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (130,547 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Communication Technologies (64 degrees awarded), Construction (94 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (215 degrees), Precision Production (66 degrees), and Human Sciences (66 degrees).

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 936

  2. 1,169

In 2016, 936 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,169).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Network & System Administration, which is 5.72 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 264 degrees were awarded to women at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 6.95 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% 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, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Iowa Tech Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.6% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,420 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    316 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white (1,420 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (316 degrees).

6.32% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    826 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    594 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Iowa Tech Community College is white female (826 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (594 degrees).

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Operations

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.2k (3.53%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total expenditure of $52.9M. Of that $52.9M, they spent $19.8M on salaries and $52.9M on benefits.

Western Iowa Tech Community College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Western Iowa Tech Community College are Male No academic ranks (38), Female No academic ranks(33), and Female Instructors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College are: Management, with 58 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.65M

2015 Endowment

26.9%

growth from 2014

Western Iowa Tech Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.65M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Iowa Tech Community College grew 26.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.47M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.44M - Federal

  2. $3.41M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Western Iowa Tech Community College received $4.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.41M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$19.8M

Salary Expenditure

$52.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Western Iowa Tech Community College had a total expenditure of $52.9M. Of that $52.9M, they spent $19.8M on salaries and $52.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Western Iowa Tech Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$19.8M

2015 Salaries

5.05%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($52.9M) and a 5.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.08% growth from 2013 and a 0.819% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.63M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2015, Western Iowa Tech Community College paid a total of $4.63M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College were Management with 58 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male No academic rank

  2. Female No academic rank

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Iowa Tech Community College was Male No academic rank with 38 employees, Female No academic rank with 33 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

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

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