Western Technical College Branch Campus El Paso

Overview of Western Technical College Branch Campus El Paso

Western Technical College is found in El Paso, TX. El Paso is a large city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Western Technical College.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, engineering technician, medical adminstration.

Western Technical College Selectivity

Admission to Western Technical College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

Students numbered 427 in 2007-2008 at Western Technical College. The school has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at Western Technical College are male.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Provide quality training in a caring, professional way that will prepare a new student or upgrade an experienced worker to succeed in the modern, high-tech workforce."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Western Technical College

Western Technical College
9451 Diana Drive
El Paso , TX 79924
General Phone: (915) 566-9621

Western Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology58medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering45computer support
Medical Administration22health and medical administrative
Engineering Technician18electronics tech
Therapy and Counseling12massage therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Western Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree632
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years802
Award of less than 1 academic year121

Western Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Technical College had a total enrollment of 427 students (796 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 15%
Black 7%
Hispanic 76%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 20%
30-34 11%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Western Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %
Part-Time 86 %

Western Technical College Room and Board (2007)

Western Technical College offers campus housing for 250 of its 796 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of El Paso, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Western Technical College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Western Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Western Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2098301)

Western Technical College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year24$31,80011$30,600
All faculty totalcalendar year24$31,80011$30,600

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Western Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Western Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Western Technical College Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Western Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Western Technical College Male % of student body
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Western Technical College % of degrees in medical administration
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Western Technical College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Western Technical College % of degrees in engineering technician
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Western Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Western Technical College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Western Technical College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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