Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, WI 54871
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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a rural area, in Shell Lake.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,021 students attend the school. Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,230, and fees were $432. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,346 and $432 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students3,021
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Nursing program prepares students with a problem-solving approach, to provide holistic patient care within the healthcare setting.

Graduates from this program are equipped to be able to provide effective care and clinical decisions with the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of healthcare.

Admissions Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Accuplacer entrance assessment
  • Complete pre ADN admissions quiz
  • Criminal Background Check for caregivers
  • Admissions interview with WITC counselor

The program additionally requires students to complete one year of high school chemistry, a term of college level chemistry with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Applicants should also complete an Nursing Assistant with C grade or higher.

The Wisconsin Technical College is part of an agreement with other colleges and the University of Wisconsin System to allow graduates from the WTCS ADN program to transfer into the BSN program.

If a prospective applicant is an LPN seeking to become a registered nurse the college offers an LPN to ADN progression track which provides advanced standing credit for nursing in the first and second semesters of the ADN program.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 98
Certificate 75 446
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1983 - Current



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$146/credit
In State Students$146/credit
Out of State Students$212/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 $6,570 $6,570 $9,540
ADN 70 $10,220 $10,220 $14,840
BSN 125 $18,250 $18,250 $26,500
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, 79% of Wisconsin Indianhead 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 52% $4,308
Other Federal Grant 9% $588
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $1,129
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $582
Federal Student Loans 57% $4,778
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$10,162
$30,001 to $48,000$10,672
$48,001 to $75,000$12,298
$75,001 to $110,000$14,533
Over $110,000$14,618

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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