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92 Colleges
94,839 Yearly Graduations
$66,151 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,611 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Wisconsin ranked #20 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 94,839 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Wisconsin is $16,538 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $19,204 a year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,653 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
15,614 Yearly Degrees
$10,742 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,688 undergraduates at UW - Madison, of which 30,063 are full-time, and there are 44,640 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UW - Madison. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

27% of UW - Madison students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,478 a year. UW - Madison has a 0.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Madison is $45,000.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
5,754 Yearly Degrees
$9,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 24,565, of which 20,056 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,620 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UWM is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

53% of UWM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,518 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UWM is $36,300.

#3

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,932 Yearly Degrees
$4,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,021 undergraduates at Madison College, of which 3,622 are full-time, and there are 13,057 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,380 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madison College is $30,600.

#4

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,689 Yearly Degrees
$4,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,616 full-time undergraduates at MATC, and 12,618 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,172 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MATC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,647 Yearly Degrees
$4,677 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,825 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 11,711 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,070 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,397 Yearly Degrees
$4,659 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is 10,763, which includes 2,359 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at NWTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWTC is $31,000.

#7

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,290 Yearly Degrees
$45,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,550 students at Marquette in total, 8,024 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,715 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Marquette. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,904 a year. Marquette has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marquette is $50,600.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,179 Yearly Degrees
$7,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,989 students at UW - Whitewater in total, 10,423 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,946 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Whitewater is 4.5 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,686 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Whitewater is $35,900.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,119 Yearly Degrees
$7,717 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,068 undergraduates at UW Oshkosh, of which 7,863 are full-time, and there are 15,314 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Oshkosh is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at UW Oshkosh take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. UW Oshkosh has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Oshkosh is $36,500.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,820 Yearly Degrees
$8,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,017 students at UW - Eau Claire in total, 10,310 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,436 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - Eau Claire, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at UW - Eau Claire take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,231 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW - Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,667 Yearly Degrees
$4,621 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,839 students at Gateway Technical College in total, 1,245 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at Gateway Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,379 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,600 Yearly Degrees
$9,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is 10,531, of which 9,562 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,863 are full-time. It takes the average UW - La Crosse undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,805 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#13

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,415 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chippewa Valley Technical College is 7,367, which includes 2,021 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at CVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,313 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,900 during the early-career years.

#14

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,351 Yearly Degrees
$8,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is 8,302, of which 7,698 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,435 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,478 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

#15

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,261 Yearly Degrees
$3,673 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,939 students at North Central Technical College in total, 1,212 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at North Central Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,094 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,000 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,028 Yearly Degrees
$9,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,889 undergraduates at UW - Stout, of which 5,593 are full-time, and there are 7,970 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at UW - Stout take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,384 a year. UW - Stout has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Stout is $39,200.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,971 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,892 undergraduates at UW - Platteville, of which 6,053 are full-time, and there are 7,547 students altogether. It takes the average UW - Platteville undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UW - Platteville take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,033 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Platteville is $39,000.

#18

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,921 Yearly Degrees
$4,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,952 students at WCTC in total, 1,658 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,591 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,774 Yearly Degrees
$4,917 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is 2,818, which includes 924 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

46% of WITC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WITC is $29,500.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,669 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is 8,954, of which 8,498 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,826 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - Green Bay, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,808 a year. UW - Green Bay has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW - Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,623 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,611 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, and 4,240 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

49% of Western Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,965 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,525 Yearly Degrees
$31,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Concordia University, Wisconsin is 5,492, of which 3,094 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,235 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,689 a year. Concordia University, Wisconsin has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Concordia University, Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,481 Yearly Degrees
$8,063 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,421 undergraduates at UW - River Falls, of which 4,800 are full-time, and there are 5,855 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at UW - River Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,989 a year. UW - River Falls has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - River Falls is $35,600.

#24

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,424 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Moraine Park Technical College is 2,654, which includes 762 full-time undergraduates. Moraine Park Technical College has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

35% of Moraine Park Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,825 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Moraine Park Technical College is $31,400.

#25

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,171 Yearly Degrees
$4,211 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 530 full-time undergraduates at LTC, and 2,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at LTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,557 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Wisconsin Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Wisconsin - Parkside 957
27 Carroll University 950
28 Viterbo University 909
29 Mid-State Technical College 834
30 Carthage College 785
31 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 751
32 Herzing University - Madison 732
33 Milwaukee School of Engineering 687
34 Blackhawk Technical College 685
35 Cardinal Stritch University 672
35 Saint Norbert College 672
37 Edgewood College 641
38 Lakeland University 620
39 University of Wisconsin - Superior 591
40 Marian University 545
41 Alverno College 531
42 Nicolet Area Technical College 518
43 Lawrence University 460
44 Mount Mary University 423
45 Beloit College 417
46 Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa 380
47 Rasmussen University - Wisconsin 341
48 Medical College of Wisconsin 330
49 Wisconsin Lutheran College 318
50 Maranatha Baptist University 212
51 Ripon College 197
52 The Institute of Beauty and Wellness 177
53 Bellin College 154
54 Milwaukee Career College 138
55 Northland College 137
56 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 129
57 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 118
58 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex 105
59 Herzing University - Brookfield 99
60 Herzing University - Kenosha 96
61 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 92
62 Aveda Institute - Madison 86
63 VICI Beauty School 81
64 Columbia College of Nursing 64
65 Montessori Institute of Milwaukee 56
66 The Salon Professional Academy - Kenosha 54
67 The Salon Professional Academy - Onalaska 52
68 The Salon Professional Academy - Appleton 51
69 Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee 50
70 Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee 47
71 College of Menominee Nation 45
72 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 44
73 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 42
74 First Class Cosmetology School 40
74 Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential 40
76 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 38
77 State College of Beauty Culture Inc 37
78 The Professional Hair Design Academy 34
79 Paul Mitchell the School Madison 31
80 Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology 28
81 Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology 27
82 Panache Academy of Beauty 25
83 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 23
84 Shepherds College 18
85 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Racine 17
85 Advanced College of Cosmetology 17
87 Empire Beauty School-Green Bay 15
87 Nashotah House 15
89 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Janesville 14
90 Bella Academy of Cosmetology 12
91 East-West Healing Arts Institute 6
92 University of Wisconsin - Parkside Flex 5

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