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92 Colleges
94,839 Yearly Graduations
$66,899 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,869 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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,725 per year to get their degree at a college in Wisconsin, while out of state students will pay an average of $19,271 per year.

About 65% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,717 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
$10,725 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Madison is 44,257, of which 32,399 students are undergraduates and of those, 30,157 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Madison undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,260 a year. UW - Madison has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,000 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
5,754 Yearly Degrees
$9,598 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 25,731, of which 21,107 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,456 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UWM is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

65% of UWM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UWM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,932 Yearly Degrees
$4,482 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 14,526, of which 14,480 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,027 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

34% of Madison College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,198 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,689 Yearly Degrees
$4,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,482 students at MATC in total, 4,651 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#5

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,647 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,092 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 12,239 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,521 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,397 Yearly Degrees
$4,577 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,502 full-time undergraduates at NWTC, and 11,225 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at NWTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,745 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,290 Yearly Degrees
$43,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,819 students at Marquette in total, 8,515 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,175 are full-time. It takes the average Marquette undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

51% of Marquette students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,642 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,600 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,179 Yearly Degrees
$7,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,452 students at UW - Whitewater in total, 11,024 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,571 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Whitewater is 4.6 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at UW - Whitewater take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,156 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% 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
$7,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,521 students at UW Oshkosh in total, 14,267 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,541 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Oshkosh is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,899 a year. UW Oshkosh has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,820 Yearly Degrees
$8,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,255 students at UW - Eau Claire in total, 10,591 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,780 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - Eau Claire, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

58% of UW - Eau Claire students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,378 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,500 during the early-career years.

#11

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,667 Yearly Degrees
$4,527 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Technical College is 10,050, which includes 1,589 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

37% of Gateway Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.5% 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
$9,127 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,668 undergraduates at UW - La Crosse, of which 9,098 are full-time, and there are 10,623 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at UW - La Crosse take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,644 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - La Crosse is $38,300.

#13

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,415 Yearly Degrees
$4,433 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,924 students at CVTC in total, 2,147 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

50% of CVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,199 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar 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
$8,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,838 undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, of which 6,675 are full-time, and there are 8,332 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. UW - Stevens Point has a 3.5% 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 UW - Stevens Point is $33,600.

#15

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,261 Yearly Degrees
$3,609 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,177 students at North Central Technical College in total, 1,294 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,730 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Central Technical College is $30,000.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,028 Yearly Degrees
$9,463 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,413 students at UW - Stout in total, 7,309 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,024 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Stout is 4.7 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,458 a year. UW - Stout has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,200 during the early-career years.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,971 Yearly Degrees
$7,623 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,479 undergraduates at UW - Platteville, of which 6,477 are full-time, and there are 8,271 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Platteville is 4.8 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 64% of accepted students are men, and 36% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,045 a year. UW - Platteville has a 8.7% 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 - Platteville is $39,000.

#18

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,921 Yearly Degrees
$4,347 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,467 students at WCTC in total, 1,569 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,512 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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
$4,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is 2,966, which includes 1,108 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at WITC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WITC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

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

There are 8,766 students at UW - Green Bay in total, 8,370 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,900 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Green Bay undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

62% of UW - Green Bay students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,735 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Green Bay is $34,800.

#21

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,623 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,165 students at Western Technical College in total, 1,823 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,709 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than 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
$30,352 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,309 undergraduates at Concordia University, Wisconsin, of which 2,318 are full-time, and there are 5,777 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concordia University, Wisconsin is 4.4 years.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Concordia University, Wisconsin take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,505 a year. Concordia University, Wisconsin has a 5.0% 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
$8,037 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - River Falls is 5,980, of which 5,588 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,052 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UW - River Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,424 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,061 students at Moraine Park Technical College in total, 807 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Moraine Park Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,161 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,400 during the early-career years.

#25

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,171 Yearly Degrees
$4,341 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lakeshore Technical College is 2,660, which includes 615 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at LTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,230 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,800 during the early-career years.

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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