Western Technical College

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2017 Average Net Price

$12,811

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

489

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

72.5%

222 Graduates

About

Western Technical College is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Technical College were .

In 2017, 333 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (212 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Technical College is $0, which is $-7,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,811.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$12,811

2017 Value

1.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,811. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Technical College grew by 1.32%.

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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.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 6.94% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Western Technical 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.

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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.

11.1%

2016 Default Rate

87

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College was 11.1%, which represents 87 out of the 783 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 Technical College has a total enrollment of 489 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College is 489 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Western Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% White, 7.98% Black or African American, 4.7% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (38.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (29.2%) and White Male (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 489 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College is 489 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Western Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Technical College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    330

  2. White

    76

  3. Black or African American

    39

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College is 67.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% White, 7.98% Black or African American, 4.7% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 7 more women than men received degrees from Western Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Western Technical College are hispanic or latino (212 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (57 degrees), and Health (218 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 Technical College are Registered nurses (1,380,372 people), Accountants & auditors (1,106,168 people), Other managers (706,368 people), Software developers (509,555 people), and Financial managers (433,754 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (57 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Business (13 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 Technical College are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (57 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Business (13 degrees).

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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 Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,732,087 people), Computer Systems Design (859,205 people), Elementary & secondary schools (663,226 people), Banking & related activities (539,669 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (482,445 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (45 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (57 degrees), Health (218 degrees), and Business (13 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 Technical 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 Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 163

  2. 170

In 2017, 163 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College, which is 0.959 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (170).

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

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.18 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to women at Western Technical College in Medical Assistant, which is 3.26 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% of students graduating from Western Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Technical College is Female and Asian (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    212 degrees awarded

  2. White

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College is hispanic or latino (212 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (70 degrees).

0.601% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    121 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    91 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Technical College is hispanic or latino female (121 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (91 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $9.03M. Western Technical College employs 20 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Technical College are Male Instructors (12), Female Instructors(8), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College are: Sales and related, with 10 employees, Management, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Western Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.68M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Technical College received $2.68M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.32M

2017 Salaries

18.7%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Technical College paid a median of $3.32M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($9.03M) and a 18.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% growth from 2015 and a 7.03% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$932k

Instructional Salaries

20

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Technical College paid a total of $932k to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

20 Employees

Sales and related

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

10 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College were Instructor with 20 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College were Sales and related with 10 employees; Management with 8 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Technical College was Male Instructor with 12 employees, Female Instructor with 8 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Technical College.

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