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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

In 2019, 94,839 students received a degree from a college in Wisconsin, making it rank #20 in terms of graduations. 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

There are 44,257 students at UW - Madison in total, 32,399 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 30,157 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Madison is 4.4 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average 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. It takes the average UWM undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,565 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,300 during the early-career years.

#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%.

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
$4,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Milwaukee Area Technical College is 14,482, which includes 4,651 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fox Valley Technical College is 12,239, which includes 2,092 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$43,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,515 undergraduates at Marquette, of which 8,175 are full-time, and there are 11,819 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Marquette is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Roughly 51% of students at Marquette take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,642 a year. Marquette has a 2.0% 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
$7,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,024 undergraduates at UW - Whitewater, of which 9,571 are full-time, and there are 12,452 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

65% of UW - Whitewater students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,156 a year. UW - Whitewater has a 8.5% 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 $35,900 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
3,119 Yearly Degrees
$7,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is 15,521, of which 14,267 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,541 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

65% of UW Oshkosh students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Eau Claire is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,378 a year. UW - Eau Claire has a 7.5% 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 - Eau Claire is $38,500.

#11

Gateway Technical College

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

There are 10,050 students at Gateway Technical College in total, 1,589 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway Technical College is $24,800.

#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 10,623 students at UW - La Crosse in total, 9,668 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,098 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - La Crosse, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

55% of UW - La Crosse students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,644 a year. UW - La Crosse has a 1.6% 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 - 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

The total student population at Chippewa Valley Technical College is 7,924, which includes 2,147 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at CVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,199 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 8,332 students at UW - Stevens Point in total, 7,838 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,675 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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%.

Students who graduate from UW - Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Northcentral Technical College

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

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

45% of North Central Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 7,309 undergraduates at UW - Stout, of which 6,024 are full-time, and there are 8,413 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

65% of UW - Stout students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,458 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW - Stout with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

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

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 8,271, of which 7,479 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,477 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 64% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW - Platteville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Waukesha County Technical College

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

The total student population at Waukesha County Technical College is 7,467, which includes 1,569 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCTC is $31,200.

#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.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,674 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar 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

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is 8,766, of which 8,370 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,900 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Green Bay is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at UW - Green Bay take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Technical College is $30,300.

#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 5,777 students at Concordia University, Wisconsin in total, 3,309 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,318 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 63%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

64% of Concordia University, Wisconsin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,505 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University, Wisconsin is $37,300.

#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.

Roughly 64% of students at UW - River Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. UW - River Falls has a 3.9% 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 $35,600 during the early-career years.

#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 average amount of student loans is $4,161 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average 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
$4,341 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.

45% of LTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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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