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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is a public institution situated in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. WITC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

68 Undergraduate Degrees

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rankings

WITC landed the #67 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 758 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 25 schools in Wisconsin.

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.

WITC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Best Computer Science 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 WITC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Computer Support Specialist Schools College Factual
#10 Best Value Colleges for Information Technology College Factual
#11 Best Value Colleges for Computer Programming College Factual
#21 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#43 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#55 Best Information Technology Schools College Factual

Where Is Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College?


Contact details for WITC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871-8727
Phone: 715-468-2815

How Do I Get Into WITC?

You can apply to WITC online at:

Since Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College?

46% Take Out Loans
8.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At WITC, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $4,615 a year. That adds up to $18,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WITC is 8.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

924 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,818 undergraduate students at WITC, with 924 being full-time and 1,894 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 924 full-time undergraduates at WITC, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 810
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 67

Online Learning at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

832 Took All Classes Online
2,481 Took At Least One Class Online
20.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,481 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of WITC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College was 20.6%. This is the #771 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WITC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WITC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WITC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Computer Programming #42
Computer Programming #71

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%.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Computer Science Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Network & System Administration/Administrator 31 0 31
Computer Programming Certifications 12 0 12
Computer Support Specialist 0 12 12
General Computer Programming 0 9 9
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 0 4 4
TOTAL 43 25 68


*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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