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Western Iowa Tech is an above-average public college located in Sioux City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,746 undergraduate students. The Western Iowa Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing Assistant, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Automotive Mechanics. Graduating 45% of students, Western Iowa Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
Western Iowa Tech Community College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Assistant315 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities176 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics136 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)116 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)101 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician99 Graduates
Network, Database, and System Administration84 Graduates
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- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.27 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.27 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.8 responses
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Western Iowa Tech Community College Reviews
My online learning experience has been amazing! I am a non-traditional student and feel that all classes were easy to navigate and understand. I also work full-time and feel the teachers were understanding with time constraints. However, not too lax where you felt they didn't care. Online learning gave me ample opportunity to complete coursework when I had the time. Some nights I completed some assignments during the middle of the night when my insomnia kicks in. I earned my Associate's degree and have continued on as a transfer student to earn my Bachelor's degree as well. Being a non-traditional student, I was worried that I would feel out of place, as most college students are fresh out of high school. I felt like one of the team and my age was a non-issue. Working with an advisor was crucial in earning my degree. I didn't have any idea what direction I needed to head to finish and she was amazing.
The campus is beautiful along with the on-campus dorms! Staff are amazing and very helpful. Having the opportunity to take online courses and still be able to work full-time is fantastic! Most of the classes I have taken have been great and easy to navigate and learn from. However, I have experienced a couple of classes where there is a ton of busy work. This may help some students learn the material, but I am learn and move on student.
I actually ended up taking most of my classes online this year. I really enjoyed my online classes, but also found them slightly confusing. Most of my classes in second semester were actually in person classes, but because of the circumstances were placed online. Professors handled the situation very well and made arrangements for work and due dates. The professors were quick to answer any question I could’ve had. Online classes are very hard and can be confusing at times, but the professors will always help the best they can. The main thing I had to learn throughout my online classes is that everybody is going through the same problems that you are, so if you speak up everyone will be benefited. Teachers also make mistakes so if you find a flaw let the teacher know.