Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, WI 53072
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Waukesha County Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a suburb, in Pewaukee.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,696 students attend the school. Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Waukesha County Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,000, and fees were $340. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,866 and $340 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,696
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

The Waukesha Technical College Nursing program is a 70 credit Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

The curriculum employs a Human Patient Simulator Laboratory to provide a realistic clinical experience in a cutting edge learning setting offering students hands on nursing skills. The nursing program is reserved for Waukesha District residents only.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Licensing Exam to be licensed as Registered Nurse.  

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete application for admission (apply online or in person)
  • Official high school transcripts or GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcripts for all college level coursework (plus transcript evaluation request form)
  • COMPASS Assessment (or other college entrance exams not older than 5 years old)

The application period of the nursing period is between the1st of October to the 15th December every year.

Successful applicants will be sent detailed information to admitted students at least approximately 4 weeks before the registration period. New students are required to attend a Registration Planning Session. Register for courses within the New Student Registration period and attend the new student orientation.


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 65
Certificate 46 408
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 94%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1980 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2003 - 12/31/2009



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$132/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$198/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,940 $5,940 $8,910
ADN 70 $9,240 $9,240 $13,860
BSN 125 $16,500 $16,500 $24,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of Waukesha County Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $4,183
Other Federal Grant 9% $457
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $1,197
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $406
Federal Student Loans 36% $5,739
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,770
$30,001 to $48,000$9,260
$48,001 to $75,000$11,599
$75,001 to $110,000$13,495
Over $110,000$13,722

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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