View of the NWTC Welcome Center from the main parking lot

NWTC is a national leader!

NWTC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

Out of 5,000 colleges that award associate degrees, NWTC ranks in the TOP 1% of U.S. colleges for:

(Source: U.S. Department of Education data published in Community College Week on August 18, 2014)

NWTC is the right choice for…

Career options

  • More than 200 associate degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates.
  • Degree transfer agreements with nearly 40 colleges and universities,
  • 97.9% of 2017 graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their NWTC education


  • Over 3,000 graduates in 2017.
  • 2017 finalist for American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) award for Advancing Diversity.
  • 2015 finalist for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Student Success Excellence Award.
  • Ranked as one of America’s 20 fastest-growing large colleges in 2003, 2004, and 2006 (Sources: Community College Week and U.S. Dept. of Education)
  • Ranked in top 12 percent of U.S. two-year colleges for promoting student success, retention and graduation (Source: Aspen Institute)

The economy

  • NWTC serves over 1, 100 businesses annually with training for thousands of employees.
  • Median salary of $41,596 for 2017 associate degree graduates working in their field. 
  • 94.7 percent of 2017 graduates work in Wisconsin; 72.9 percent work in NWTC's district.