Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Overview


Tuition & Fees
$6,204
Average Salary in 10 Years
$36,000

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is located in Fennimore, Wisconsin. It is a small public school part of the Wisconsin Technical College System system and offers undergrad programs. It has 2,367 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Construction Trades, Construction Trades, and Precision Production. 61% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $30,700.

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About


🗺 1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809
State Wisconsin
🌐https://www.swtc.edu

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
61%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
63%
Women Graduation Rate
58%

Cost


Can you afford to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$9,561
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$6,204
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$13,460
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$11,596
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$7,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$74
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
33%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College you can visit https://www.swtc.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $13,460
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $11,596
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College students, on average, make $36,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
4.1%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
Median Earnings of Students from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.7x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
2.5x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
16
students per faculty

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?
No
Highest degree: Associate's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
100%
Undergrads
2,367
Total Students
2,367
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
45%
Students over 25
25%
Student Median Household Income
$51,105
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
57%
of undergraduates
Men
43%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College study?
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
  3. Construction Trades
  4. Construction Trades
  5. Precision Production
Approximately 79% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
82%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
73%
Students Who Transfer Out of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
3%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has a retention rate of 82% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
465
20% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has around 465 students who transfer into the school each year. This is a medium rate at approximately 20% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Southwest Wisconsin Technical College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Fennimore, Wisconsin


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
322
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
80
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Wisconsin


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Wisconsin tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 47% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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