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67 Colleges
67,804 Yearly Graduations
$67,360 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,947 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 67,804 students received a degree from a college in Wisconsin, making it rank #24 in terms of graduations. Wisconsin colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,840 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,522 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Wisconsin take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,487 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
14,236 Yearly Degrees
$10,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 44,640 students at UW - Madison in total, 32,688 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 30,063 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Madison is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 27% of students at UW - Madison take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,478 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $55,313 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
5,921 Yearly Degrees
$9,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,056 undergraduates at UWM, of which 16,620 are full-time, and there are 24,565 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,518 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UWM is $41,703.

#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,619 Yearly Degrees
$45,766 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marquette is 4.2 years.

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

49% of Marquette students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,904 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,725 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,999 Yearly Degrees
$7,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is 11,989, of which 10,423 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,946 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Whitewater undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 60% of students at UW - Whitewater take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,686 a year. UW - Whitewater has a 5.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW - Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,126 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,715 Yearly Degrees
$9,195 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. UW - La Crosse has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,805 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,674 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,592 Yearly Degrees
$8,874 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is 11,017, of which 10,310 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,436 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Eau Claire undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

57% of UW - Eau Claire students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,231 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% 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 $44,650 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,574 Yearly Degrees
$7,733 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.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% 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 5.4% 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 $43,295 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,019 Yearly Degrees
$8,331 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,302 students at UW - Stevens Point in total, 7,698 of which 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. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,478 a year. UW - Stevens Point has a 5.3% 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 $40,037 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,840 Yearly Degrees
$7,844 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 7,547, of which 6,892 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,053 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 61% of accepted students 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. UW - Platteville has a 5.4% 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 $47,069 during the early-career years.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,811 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,498 undergraduates at UW - Green Bay, of which 4,826 are full-time, and there are 8,954 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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

Roughly 50% of students at UW - Green Bay take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,808 a year. UW - Green Bay has a 6.1% 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 $40,672 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,672 Yearly Degrees
$9,553 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stout is 7,970, of which 6,889 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,593 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Stout is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,384 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UW - Stout with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,343 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,566 Yearly Degrees
$8,088 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.

59% of UW - River Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,989 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW - River Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,381 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,496 Yearly Degrees
$31,952 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concordia University, Wisconsin is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. 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. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Concordia University, Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,294 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,474 Yearly Degrees
$4,600 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.

Roughly 29% of students at Madison College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,380 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Madison College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,436 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,246 Yearly Degrees
$4,793 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.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,172 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $31,486.

#16

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,008 Yearly Degrees
$29,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Viterbo University is 2,516, of which 1,736 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,443 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 26% are men and 74% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,935 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Viterbo is $44,402.

#17

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
968 Yearly Degrees
$35,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,957 undergraduates at Carroll U, of which 2,783 are full-time, and there are 3,451 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Carroll U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,108 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Carroll U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,398 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
956 Yearly Degrees
$4,734 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWTC is $35,348.

#19

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
945 Yearly Degrees
$4,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 39% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,070 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FVTC is $36,015.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
879 Yearly Degrees
$7,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,791 undergraduates at UW - Parkside, of which 2,947 are full-time, and there are 4,452 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Parkside is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,425 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,442 during the early-career years.

#21

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
763 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 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.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,313 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,139 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Herzing University - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
748 Yearly Degrees
$14,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,392 students at Herzing University - Madison in total, 1,647 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 785 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Herzing University - Madison is 4.0 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 17% of accepted students are men, and 83% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Herzing University - Madison take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,897 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Herzing University - Madison with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,259 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
725 Yearly Degrees
$4,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

28% of Gateway Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,379 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,892 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
704 Yearly Degrees
$33,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,763 students at Carthage in total, 2,637 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,554 are full-time. For undergraduates at Carthage, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

78% of Carthage students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,245 a year. Carthage has a 4.6% 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 Carthage is $41,811.

#25

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
685 Yearly Degrees
$31,316 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,112 undergraduates at Lakeland, of which 804 are full-time, and there are 2,753 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lakeland is 4.1 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

99% of Lakeland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,100 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lakeland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,083 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Wisconsin Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Wisconsin - Superior 667
27 Western Technical College 656
28 Milwaukee School of Engineering 645
29 Waukesha County Technical College 639
30 Alverno College 603
31 Northcentral Technical College 565
32 Edgewood College 542
33 Saint Norbert College 506
34 Cardinal Stritch University 504
35 Moraine Park Technical College 436
36 Medical College of Wisconsin 399
37 Marian University 364
38 Mount Mary University 355
39 Lawrence University 352
40 Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa 329
41 Beloit College 325
42 Wisconsin Lutheran College 322
43 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 319
44 Lakeshore Technical College 313
45 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 265
46 Mid-State Technical College 258
47 Rasmussen University - Wisconsin 254
48 Maranatha Baptist University 225
49 Blackhawk Technical College 223
50 Herzing University - Kenosha 222
51 Bellin College 198
51 Ripon College 198
53 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 159
54 Northland College 141
55 Nicolet Area Technical College 132
56 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex 124
57 Herzing University - Brookfield 109
58 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 81
59 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 51
60 Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential 50
61 Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology 25
62 College of Menominee Nation 22
63 Milwaukee Career College 19
64 Nashotah House 16
64 Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology 16
66 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Racine 9
67 University of Wisconsin - Parkside Flex 5

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