Highest Enrolled Programs
- Digital Gaming and Interactive Media
- Health Sciences
- Computing and Software Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Headcount (all sources): 5,938
- FTES (all sources): 3,161
- Headcount (state-funded): 5,412
- FTES (state-funded): 2,654
Students in Selected Programs
- Applied bachelor's: 309
- Apprentices: 135
- I-BEST: 175
- International: 183
- Running Start: 215
- Worker Retraining: 333
Type of Student
- Academic/transfer: 10%
- Basic skills: 9%
- Other: 17%
- Workforce education: 64%
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 2%
- Asian: 22%
- Black/African American: 4%
- Hispanic/Latino: 14%
- Pacific Islander: 1%
- Other race: 3%
- White: 61%
- Full-time: 48%
- Part-time: 52%
Family and Finances
- Students receiving need-based financial aid: 33%
- Students who work: 34%
- Students with children: 25%
- Female: 66%
- Male: 34%
Points of Interest
LWTech is continually expanding programs, and starting new ones, to meet emerging needs in industry. For example, LWTech:
- Expanded the Human Resources Management program from mid-career certificate to an entry-level associate degree.
- Created a Biomedical Manufacturing certificate, with plans to expand it to an associate degree.
- Expanded the Laser and Optics program from a post-graduate certificate to an associate degree.
LWTech’s robust Workforce Development program ensures the state’s most underserved students have the financial support needed to enroll in these programs. Last year, LWTech served over 600 students through the Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, Opportunity Grant, and Basic Food Education and Training programs.
Applied bachelor’s degrees
LWTech offers 10 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Applied Management–Entrepreneurship; Behavioral Healthcare; Dental Hygiene; Design; Digital Gaming and Interactive Media; Early Childhood Education; Funeral Services Education; Information Technology: Computing and Software Development; Public Health; and Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Providing applied bachelor’s degrees gives students the opportunity to earn their two-year and four-year degrees all at LWTech; effectively ending terminal degrees and creating pathways to bachelor’s degrees at LWTech or universities.
LWTech is recognized as a state leader in I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training).
- Nine of our 10 Schools of Instruction have I-BEST programs, with the 10th planned for 2021-22.
- Enrollment in I-BEST doubled in three years since LWTech connected I-BEST to Guided Pathways.
- I-BEST students took only one additional quarter to earn a credential than college-level students. They also earned more college credits per quarter and graduated at two to three times the rate of college-level students.
- 42% of I-BEST students graduate compared to 2% of basic education students who transition to college-level courses without the support of I-BEST.
Data is from the 2019-20 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.
*May not add up to 100% because students may be counted in more than one race. Percentages calculated on reported value.
Dr. Amy Morrison
- Anne Hamilton, chair
- Dr. Lynette D. Jones
- Robert Malte
- Darrell S. Mitsunaga
- Laura Wildfong
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