Western Technical College in El Paso

El Paso, TX

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Western Technical College offers 21-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 3 high safety сampuses. 57.1% are women, and 42.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Technical College is 17449$, that is above national average. 62% of full-time Western Technical College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $29,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Technical College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,012
$30,001 - $48,000$17,571
$48,001 - $75,000$20,360
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician (the 2d largest program, lasting 23 months) is $70,198 per year and $842,375 in total. Medical/Clinical Assistant is the third largest program at Western Technical College, and it takes a full-time student 8 months to complete. This one will cost $11,019 per year and $132,232 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 12 months length Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage will cost you $14,889 per year, $178,668 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


546 of Western Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Technical College number 180 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Western Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Western Technical College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Western Technical College graduation rate is above the national average.

62% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Technical College is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Western Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Branch Campus

The campus located by 9451 Diana Drive address in El Paso, Texas.


Branch Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the smallest campus of Western Technical College with 0.38% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Branch Campus are aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 9624 Plaza Circle address in El Paso, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is one of the smallest campuses of Western Technical College with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 400 Seventh St. North address in La Crosse, Wisconsin.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the largest campus of Western Technical College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Technical College offers 21 programs in total: 12 are for Associate's degree and 9 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 471 universities in Texas state. Western Technical College is one of the few institutions in Texas that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


Western Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 636 students with 19383 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western Technical College

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The Short Version: Don’t bother with this college. They will waste your time, money, resources, and mental fortitude. Then they will try to tell you that it’s your fault for thinking you could try to work and get a degree at the same time. Go to another technical college, one that gives a hoot. If this review stops even one person from attending this college, I will have done my job.The Long Version: To start, when brought in for orientation, I was not given a campus tour or even a map. For a transfer student, this makes college all the more daunting. Not knowing where I could go to eat or to get a coffee, or even where the library was did not give me a positive outlook on my learning. On top of that, I was not assigned an adviser. When I had questions about enrollment or complaints about teachers, I had no one to turn to. This is a serious lack of support from the Western staff.From there, I think this is the only college that requires students to take summer classes. Spring break is a quintessential part of college life that Western has decided to deprive of their students, for no discernible reason. Their program isn't any more well regarded than other colleges, and it's not any faster, and for how much more wasted time and money? I wish I would have gone to CVTC, or stayed at WTC for this factor alone.But there's more! The 'professors' seemed not to care about their working students one bit. I work a 40 hour work week, take care of my family, and am enrolled full time. I was enrolled in online courses because I don't have the time for in person meetings, and because I don't have the extra money to be driving to campus. Alas, there were still in person meetings required throughout the courses. The amount of times that teachers told me that I just needed to make more time or work it out even when I had sufficient proof that it wasn't possible amazed me. The amount of times that teachers were unwilling to work with me to find a suitable answer to a problem was more often than not. I have never had such little support. And then, they claim that this is because they are trying to prepare me for the real world! In the real world, businesses understand illness, and they are always there to support their employees. At least the professional businesses that I have worked for have set that example.When I brought this issue to the Dean, I was informed that I misunderstood what 'Flexible Learning' and 'Online Courses' were. How can that be misunderstood? In every tech school across Wisconsin, flexible learning means that the school wants working people to be in control of their degree. Western is more concerned with competing with Viterbo and UW-La Crosse than they are about their students. In conclusion, I am so dissatisfied with this college experience that I not only don't recommend Western Tech, I am actively informing people not to attend.

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Called and left messages for more information about a course I'm thinking about taking. No one ever called me back. I will go elsewhere. I hope anybody else enrolling in this school gets the attention they deserve

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Welding program was great. Very up to date with the industry standard. They teach you what you need to know to get you out in the field.

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I'm enrolled in the instructional assistant program and have had a very positive experience. The IA Instructors have been great at presenting us with information that is truly valuable in the work place. During my general courses, some teachers were better at explaining their subject than others, but I think that is true for any school. The staff are always willing to help with student needs, and there are many services available to help make the student experience a good one. I often recommend the school to people.

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I have attended a lot of colleges in my life. but this school has really taken the time to get so messed up. I hate that i am still attending there cause it would hurt my military benefits to drop. I have a total of 4 teachers teaching welding. Non of which have ever taught welding. this is a problem!!! it is very hard to learn from someone who is not good at communication. I wish i would have stayed in private school and not gone to a public school.

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Location & Website

Address: 9451 Diana Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +9155669621

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: westerntech.edu

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