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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is a public institution located in Fennimore, Wisconsin. Southwest Tech is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

282 Undergraduate Degrees

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Southwest Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#86 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southwest Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#90 Best Value Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Southwest Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Healthcare Undergraduate Certificate Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#97 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#165 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#174 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?


Contact details for Southwest Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809-9778
Phone: 608-822-3262

How Do I Get Into Southwest Tech?

You can apply to Southwest Tech online at:

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Southwest Wisconsin Technical College?

43% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southwest Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $4,034 a year. That adds up to $16,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southwest Tech is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

675 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,581 undergraduate students at Southwest Tech, with 675 being full-time and 1,906 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 675 full-time undergraduates at Southwest Tech, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 634
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Online Learning at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

549 Took All Classes Online
861 Took At Least One Class Online
12.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 861 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southwest Tech has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Southwest Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College was 12.4%. This is the #901 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southwest Tech regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 228 0 228
Registered Nursing 0 54 54
TOTAL 228 54 282


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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