Western Technical College (224679)

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2022 Average Net Price
$5,398
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,328
53.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.2%
345 Graduates

About

Western Technical College (224679) is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, TX. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Western Technical College (224679) were Welding Technology (158 degrees awarded) and Medical Assistant (66 degrees).

In 2022, 888 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Technical College (224679). 13.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 86.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (662 degrees), 5.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,398.

In 2022, 19% of undergraduate students attending Western Technical College (224679) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$5,398
2022 Value
80.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Western Technical College (224679) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,398. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Western Technical College (224679) grew by 80.2%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

19%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

19% of undergraduate students at Western Technical College (224679) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 66.7% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
5.79%
2019 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Technical College (224679) was 5.79%, which represents 47 out of the 812 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 (224679) had a total enrollment of 1,328 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 707 students and the part-time enrollment is 621. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (224679), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.9% Hispanic or Latino, 17.2% White, 6.55% Two or More Races, 3.92% Black or African American, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.602% Asian, and 0.377% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (58.4%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,328 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Technical College (224679) is 707 and the part-time enrollment is 621. This means that 53.2% of students enrolled at Western Technical College (224679) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Technical College (224679) was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Western Technical College (224679) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    928 enrolled students
  2. White
    228 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    87 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Technical College (224679) is 69.9% Hispanic or Latino, 17.2% White, 6.55% Two or More Races, 3.92% Black or African American, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.602% Asian, and 0.377% 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, 4 students (0.301%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 656 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Technical College (224679). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino (662 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Western Technical College (224679) is Welding Technology (158 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Assistant (66 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Technical College (224679), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (379 degrees awarded), Precision Production (158 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (192 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 Technical College (224679) are Registered nurses (1,475,060 people), Accountants & auditors (1,033,296 people), Other managers (751,417 people), Financial managers (489,650 people), and Chief executives & legislators (387,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) in 2022 are Transportation (379 degrees awarded), Precision Production (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (66 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 Technical College (224679) are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Personal financial advisors, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Transportation (379 degrees awarded), Precision Production (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (66 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 Technical College (224679) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,780,376 people), Elementary & secondary schools (668,245 people), Computer Systems Design (548,161 people), Banking & related activities (481,609 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,338 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Technical College (224679) are Transportation (379 degrees awarded), Precision Production (158 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (192 degrees), Engineering Technologies (66 degrees), and Health (66 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 Technical College (224679).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Western Technical College (224679) was Diesel Mechanics Technology with 116 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

772
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
116
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 772 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679), which is 6.66 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (116).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 351 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679) in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 12.5 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Western Technical College (224679) in Medical Assistant, which is 5 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Technical College (224679) is Female and Black or African American (100% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    662 degrees awarded
  2. White
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino (662 degrees awarded). There were 5.38 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (123 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Male
    577 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Technical College (224679) is hispanic or latino male (577 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more hispanic or latino male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Western Technical College (224679) employs 62 Instructors. Most academics at Western Technical College (224679) are Male Instructor (50), and Female Instructor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) are: Sales and related, with 22 employees, Management, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$8.88M
2022 Salaries
12.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Technical College (224679) paid a median of $8.88M in salaries, a 12.7% 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

$2.99M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Technical College (224679) paid a total of $2.99M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) was Instructor with 62 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) were Sales and related with 22 employees, Management with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Technical College (224679) was Male Instructor with 50 employees, and Female Instructor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Western Technical College (224679).

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