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Colleges in Wisconsin

25 colleges
93,670 yearly degrees
$8,615 average yearly in-state tuition
$24,281 average 4-year student loan

There is a smaller number of colleges to choose from in this state. Wisconsin colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $8,615, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $14,084.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,070.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in Wisconsin sorted by largest school to smallest:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
15,460 yearly awards
$19,880 net cost

There are 28,977 full-time undergraduates at Wisconsin, and 42,977 students altogether. It takes the average Wisconsin undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

36% of Wisconsin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $7,813. Wisconsin has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin earns $56,200.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
6,080 yearly awards
$16,650 net cost

There are approximately 24,988 students at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in total, 17,076 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly, 65% of students at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $7,501. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has a 7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $44,200.

#3

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
3,780 yearly awards
$11,290 net cost

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 15,410, of which 3,980 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,468. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Madison College is $36,500.

#4

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
3,590 yearly awards
$11,712 net cost

The total student population at Fox Valley Technical College is 11,660, of which 2,190 students are full-time undergraduates.

40% of FVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $5,640. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$36,100 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from FVTC earns.

#5

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit public vs private
3,390 yearly awards
$29,120 net cost

There are 8,026 full-time undergraduates at Marquette, and 11,426 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Marquette. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,169. Marquette has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Marquette with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $62,600 after graduation.

#6

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
3,310 yearly awards
$8,645 net cost

There are approximately 14,012 students at MATC in total, 4,596 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 32% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $3,634. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from MATC earns $31,100.

Public public vs private
3,120 yearly awards
$10,368 net cost

There are 2,680 full-time undergraduates at NWTC, and 11,488 students altogether.

Roughly, 43% of students at NWTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $5,514. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for NWTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 after graduation.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,860 yearly awards
$14,310 net cost

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is 12,434, of which 9,830 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - Whitewater undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

64% of UW - Whitewater students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $7,021. UW - Whitewater has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$42,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UW - Whitewater earns.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,810 yearly awards
$15,307 net cost

There are approximately 13,933 students at UW Oshkosh in total, 7,994 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UW Oshkosh. The freshman retention rate is 77%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,506. UW Oshkosh has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $42,700.

#10

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,660 yearly awards
$10,885 net cost

There are 2,129 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, and 7,134 students altogether.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $4,950. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from CVTC is $35,700.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,540 yearly awards
$16,188 net cost

There are approximately 10,904 students at UW - Eau Claire in total, 9,476 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - Eau Claire undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

61% of UW - Eau Claire students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $7,306. UW - Eau Claire has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$46,200 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UW - Eau Claire earns.

#12

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,460 yearly awards
$14,424 net cost

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is 10,548, of which 9,094 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UW - La Crosse. The freshman retention rate is 83%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly, 57% of students at UW - La Crosse take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,746. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for UW - La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,000 after graduation.

#13

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,200 yearly awards
$11,105 net cost

There are 1,361 full-time undergraduates at North Central Technical College, and 5,167 students altogether.

45% of North Central Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,057. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $36,000.

#14

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,160 yearly awards
$15,679 net cost

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stout is 9,416, of which 6,605 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - Stout undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 68% of students at UW - Stout take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $7,396. UW - Stout has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UW - Stout is $45,100.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
2,080 yearly awards
$14,005 net cost

There are approximately 8,222 students at UW - Stevens Point in total, 7,224 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - Stevens Point undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,588. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stevens Point earns $40,200.

#16

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,880 yearly awards
$10,319 net cost

There are approximately 7,696 students at WCTC in total, 1,565 of which are full-time undergraduates.

36% of WCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,739. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$35,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from WCTC earns.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,870 yearly awards
$15,237 net cost

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 8,548, of which 6,723 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UW - Platteville. The freshman retention rate is 79%.

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

Roughly, 62% of students at UW - Platteville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,941. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UW - Platteville earns $47,300.

#18

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,850 yearly awards
$11,581 net cost

There are 1,087 full-time undergraduates at WITC, and 3,021 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,778. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from WITC is $32,500.

#19

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,780 yearly awards
$9,050 net cost

There are 1,457 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Technical College, and 9,166 students altogether.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $3,867. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $30,100.

#20

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,710 yearly awards
$9,777 net cost

The total student population at Western Technical College is 4,108, of which 1,723 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

62% of Western Wisconsin Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,966. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Western Wisconsin Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,900 after graduation.

#21

Concordia University - Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,630 yearly awards
$25,457 net cost

There are approximately 7,288 students at CUW in total, 2,616 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at CUW. The freshman retention rate is 82%.

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

Roughly, 76% of students at CUW take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $8,831. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from CUW is $42,800.

#22

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,530 yearly awards
$14,443 net cost

There are approximately 7,174 students at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in total, 4,095 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average University of Wisconsin - Green Bay undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,238. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,800 after graduation.

#23

University of Wisconsin Colleges

Madison, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,410 yearly awards
$7,782 net cost

There are 5,465 full-time undergraduates at University of Wisconsin Colleges, and 11,486 students altogether.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

33% of University of Wisconsin Colleges students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $4,326. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin Colleges earns $36,000.

#24

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,290 yearly awards
$14,553 net cost

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - River Falls is 6,105, of which 5,014 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - River Falls undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly, 65% of students at UW - River Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,809. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $40,900.

#25

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public public vs private
1,260 yearly awards
$9,582 net cost

There are 761 full-time undergraduates at Moraine Park Technical College, and 5,012 students altogether.

30% of Moraine Park Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $3,950. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$34,600 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Moraine Park Technical College earns.

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