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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn what degree programs Northeast Wisconsin Technical College offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is a 2-year college that mainly offers career training programs. Established in 1912 as a vocational school, the college was a major educational provider to the United States military and operated on a nearly 24-hour-per-day basis during World War II. In 1972, the college moved to its current location in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The school also operates two other campuses in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Academics

NWTC offers associate degree and certificate programs in 11 broad fields of study, including architecture and construction; arts and multimedia; automotive and transportation; information technology; engineering and manufacturing; and health sciences. Over 200 career programs are available, including several apprenticeship programs in construction-related fields, such as plumbing, masonry, and heating and air-conditioning.

Courses are available on campus, online or via correspondence. Students can gain hands-experience in their field of choice by participating in service-learning and volunteer projects. NWTC's Career Network holds free information sessions throughout the school year; topics include interviewing and resume writing.

Admissions

The college operates on a rolling admissions policy, and applications are accepted starting the first Monday after Labor Day for enrollment in the next year's summer or fall semesters. All students must declare a program major during the admissions process, and new students must pay a $30 application fee, unless it's waived due to financial hardship.

Although the college has an open admissions policy and doesn't require submission of ACT or SAT scores, several of its programs are very competitive and have a more detailed application process. For example, the sonography and radiography programs have a 5-day competitive enrollment window in September for admission in the subsequent fall.

Tuition and Financial Aid

During the 2012-2013 school year, resident tuition at NWTC was $129.45 per credit. During that same time, students from Minnesota received reciprocity and paid the same rate as Wisconsin residents, while students from specific counties in Michigan paid $134.45 per credit. All other non-resident students paid $187.90 per credit during the 2012-2013 school year.

The college participates in federal and state financial aid programs, and students may qualify for grants, loans and work-study opportunities. In addition, the college foundation offers scholarships based on financial need. Each year, over $175,000 is awarded to students through nearly 300 scholarships from the foundation.

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Certificates, associate degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body 9,853 undergraduate students in 2011*
Student Housing No on-campus housing available*
ACADEMICS
Schools and Programs Over 200 career programs available in 11 fields of study**
Student-Faculty Ratio 14 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Certificate: Nursing Assistant (703)*
Associate: Registered Nursing (160)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates For students starting in 2007:
31% within two years
41% within three years
43% within four years*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open admissions policy*
Entering Class Size 1,602 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 56% of full-time and 53% of part-time students in 2011*
Application Due Date Applications accepted year round; some programs have specific application dates**
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition $5,121 for in-state and $6,799 for out-of-state students per year (2011-2012, including fees, books and supplies)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of New Students Receiving it) In 2011: Federal grants (54%), state and local grants (24%), federal loans (57%)*
Percent of New Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 80% in 2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Enrollment Services, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307
  • Phone: (920) 498-5444
  • Website: www.nwtc.edu

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