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76 Colleges
67,758 Yearly Graduations
$63,627 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,024 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Wisconsin is ranked #23 in the country with 67,758 degrees handed out in 2018. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Wisconsin is $15,907 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $18,305 a year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,506 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
12,995 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 42,977 students at Wisconsin in total, 28,977 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 54%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at Wisconsin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,260 a year. Wisconsin has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
5,734 Yearly Degrees
$10,387 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 24,988, of which 17,076 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 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 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,392 Yearly Degrees
$20,340 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Marquette University is 11,426, of which 8,026 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Marquette. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% 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 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Marquette with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,836 Yearly Degrees
$7,949 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,434 students at UW - Whitewater in total, 9,830 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,156 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% 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.

#5

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,759 Yearly Degrees
$7,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is 13,933, of which 7,994 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,899 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 Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,463 Yearly Degrees
$8,567 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is 10,548, of which 9,094 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#7

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,358 Yearly Degrees
$7,831 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,904 students at UW - Eau Claire in total, 9,476 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#8

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,013 Yearly Degrees
$6,981 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,416 students at UW - Stout in total, 6,605 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,458 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% 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 $39,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,012 Yearly Degrees
$7,870 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,224 full-time undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, and 8,222 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - Stevens Point, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

63% of UW - Stevens Point students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,583 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% 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.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,867 Yearly Degrees
$7,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 8,548, of which 6,723 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UW - Platteville undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,000 during the early-career years.

#11

Concordia University - Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,622 Yearly Degrees
$10,728 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,616 full-time undergraduates at CUW, and 7,288 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CUW is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

64% of CUW students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,505 a year. CUW has a 5.9% 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 $37,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,508 Yearly Degrees
$4,026 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,980 full-time undergraduates at Madison College, and 15,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,198 a year. 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 early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madison College is $30,600.

#13

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,504 Yearly Degrees
$7,793 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is 7,174, of which 4,095 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

62% of University of Wisconsin - Green Bay students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,735 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#14

University of Wisconsin Colleges

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,406 Yearly Degrees

There are 11,486 students at University of Wisconsin Colleges in total, 5,465 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,282 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Wisconsin Colleges is $29,300.

#15

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,344 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Milwaukee Area Technical College is 14,012, of which 4,596 students are 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 typical student loan amount is $3,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% 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.

#16

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,290 Yearly Degrees
$7,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,014 full-time undergraduates at UW - River Falls, and 6,105 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - River Falls, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

64% of UW - River Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% 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 $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,087 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,190 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 11,660 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,521 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FVTC is $32,200.

#18

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,053 Yearly Degrees
$8,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,394 full-time undergraduates at Viterbo, and 2,796 students altogether. It takes the average Viterbo undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

74% of Viterbo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,133 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Viterbo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
984 Yearly Degrees
$10,944 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Carroll University is 3,452, of which 2,737 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Carroll U is 4.2 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Carroll U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,848 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Carroll U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
947 Yearly Degrees

There are 11,488 students at NWTC in total, 2,680 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

42% of NWTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,745 a year. 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 from NWTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
861 Yearly Degrees
$7,870 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Parkside is 4,277, of which 3,275 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at University of Wisconsin - Parkside, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at University of Wisconsin - Parkside take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,643 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.7% is close to 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.

#22

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
777 Yearly Degrees
$10,833 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 901 full-time undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch, and 2,355 students altogether. For undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Cardinal Stritch take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,490 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Cardinal Stritch with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,129 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, and 7,134 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,199 a year. 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 early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CVTC is $31,900.

#24

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
714 Yearly Degrees
$43,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Carthage College is 2,860, of which 2,596 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 68%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,705 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carthage is $37,000.

#25

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
707 Yearly Degrees
$10,962 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 779 full-time undergraduates at Lakeland, and 2,679 students altogether. It takes the average Lakeland undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

Roughly 99% of students at Lakeland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,421 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lakeland is $37,400.

Other Wisconsin Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Milwaukee School of Engineering 693
27 Herzing University - Madison 691
28 Western Technical College 654
29 Waukesha County Technical College 644
30 Gateway Technical College 642
31 Edgewood College 625
32 Alverno College 577
33 University of Wisconsin - Superior 575
34 Marian University 519
35 Northcentral Technical College 515
36 Saint Norbert College 514
37 Moraine Park Technical College 468
38 Lawrence University 415
39 Mount Mary University 380
40 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 358
41 Lakeshore Technical College 339
42 Beloit College 329
43 Mid-State Technical College 328
44 Medical College of Wisconsin 317
45 Wisconsin Lutheran College 301
46 Rasmussen College - Wisconsin 244
46 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 244
48 Maranatha Baptist University 237
49 Blackhawk Technical College 230
50 Bryant and Stratton College - Wauwatosa 207
51 Ripon College 199
52 Bellin College 147
53 Northland College 146
54 Nicolet Area Technical College 133
55 Herzing University - Kenosha 122
56 Herzing University - Brookfield 109
57 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 107
58 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 102
59 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Flex 87
60 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 85
61 Kaplan University-Milwaukee 59
62 Bryant & Stratton College - Bayshore 58
63 Columbia College of Nursing 56
64 Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential 43
65 Bryant and Stratton College - Milwaukee 37
66 College of Menominee Nation 33
67 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 32
68 Milwaukee Career College 28
69 Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology 26
70 Nashotah House 23
71 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Racine 22
72 Madison Media Institute 21
73 Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology 16
74 Montessori Institute of Milwaukee 13
75 University of Wisconsin Colleges Flex 5
76 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flex 0

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