WITC Earns Another Top-Ranking, 16th Best Community College Nationally
(9/2/2015): A new study by personal finance website Wallet Hub placed Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as number one community college in Wisconsin and 16th best community college in the nation. In the past three years, WITC was also named 4th best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine and was recognized in the top 120 community colleges that have demonstrated strong outcomes in student success through The Aspen Institute.
Wallet Hub compared 670 community colleges to identify the best and worst community colleges throughout the United States. The study gathered information across four key dimensions and developed 17 metrics, including: cost and financing, classroom experience, education outcomes and career outcomes. WITC ranked highest on education outcomes and classroom experience.
“This ranking affirms the quality work that is being done by WITC’s committed and student-centered faculty and staff,” said WITC President John Will.
In compiling these metrics, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), the National Center for Education Statistics and the Council for Community and Economic Research and American Institutes for Research and Optimity Advisors were used.
Wallet Hub regularly releases rankings in a wide range of categories. According to their website, these rankings are meant to help provide industry transparency for consumers.
Ranked fourth best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit witc.edu. WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.