Western Iowa Tech Community College

Sioux City, IA 51102
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Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) is located in Sioux City, Iowa. This community college was established back in 1966. It currently serves over 6,000 students. The school is completely accredited institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. WITCC has many academic programs that will appeal to prospective students. It has several associate degrees, vocational and technical certificate programs. Students will be able to participate in the intramural sports program if they so choose.

WITCC has a great nursing program that has been working to educate the next generation of nurses.  The school offers LPN, ADN as well as CNA programs. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students who complete the practical nursing program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. Those who graduate from the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students5,731
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 70
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 15 88
Certificate 36 298
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1992 - 06/30/2010
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
09/01/1992 - 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).

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$147/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 $6,615
ADN 70 $10,220 $10,220 $10,290
BSN 125 $18,250 $18,250 $18,375
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, 97% of Western Iowa Tech Community 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 55% $3,988
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $2,436
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 64% $1,464
Federal Student Loans 73% $4,733
Private Loans 1% $5,269


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$6,756
$30,001 to $48,000$6,919
$48,001 to $75,000$8,475
$75,001 to $110,000$10,855
Over $110,000$10,350

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.
Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102

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