Facts About WCTC

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Waukesha County Technical College is one of 16 member colleges of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The century-old WTCS is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. State technical colleges award two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas, short-term certificates and customized training.

Enrollment: 2016-17

  • 21,302 annual enrollment
    • 9,527 enrolled in associate of applied science degree courses
    • 1,981 enrolled in technical diploma courses
    • 440 enrolled in apprentice-related training
  • 3,972 full-time equivalency (FTE) of college enrollment
  • 2,098 enrolled in personal enrichment courses
  • 3,394 high school students took WCTC courses through partnership agreements
  • 7,826 Adults enrolled in continuing education (includes Corporate Training Center)

* Students may be enrolled in more than one of these areas.

Student Diversity

Program-Level Students

  • 49% Males
  • 51% Females
  • 20% Ethnic Minorities
  • 25 Median age

Graduate Facts**

  • WCTC awarded 2,136 Associate of Applied Science and Technical Diplomas in 2016-17.
  • 2016-17 graduates completed programs as follows:
    • 672 Associate of Applied Science
    • 1,464 Technical Diplomas
  • 97% of WCTC graduates were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their education.
  • 94% of graduates in the job market were employed six months after graduation.
  • 26% of 2016-17 graduates were continuing in school.
  • The median salary of 2016-17 graduates working in their fields was $42,088.
  • 97% of employed WCTC graduates work in Wisconsin: 88% in the Milwaukee/Waukesha Metropolitan statistical area.

**Based on respondent information provided in the Graduate Follow-up Report .

Student Success Statistics

Postsecondary institutions are require to provide prospective students with indicators of prior student success. WCTC’s “Graduation Rate” as defined by the Department of Education is a four-year average rate of first-time, full-time degree seeking students completing a program within 150% of expected time to degree. For example, an Associate Degree program is generally considered a two-year program, thus students completing an Associate Degree within three years are counted toward the graduation rate. For 2018, WCTC’s graduation rate is 38% and the Student Right to Know Graduation Rate (the average of the last four years’ graduation rates) is 33%.

Some first-time full-time students will opt to transfer to another institution prior to completing a degree. This is known as WCTC’s transfer-out rate. As of 2018, WCTC’s Student Right-to-know transfer-out rate was 10%.

Student Success Statistics contact information: Viktor Brenner, Institutional Research Coordinator, 262.691.5577