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2021 Most Popular Doctor's Degree Schools in Wisconsin

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When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school or bootcamp that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Doctor's Degree Schools in Wisconsin ranking. This report analyzed 24 schools in Wisconsin to see which ones were the most popular doctor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

Learn more about these popular schools below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
1,546 Total Awards
$12,180 Average Tuition & Fees
$63,028 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found University of Wisconsin - Madison to be the most popular school for students who want to pursue a doctor’s degree in Wisconsin. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the large public school handed out 1,546 doctor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UW - Madison accumulate an average of $63,028 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 49% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UW - Madison. During the 2017-2018 year, about 9% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#2

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
410 Total Awards
$21,060 Average Tuition & Fees
$103,269 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 24 schools in Wisconsin that were part of this year’s ranking, Marquette University landed the # 2 spot on the list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it awarded 410 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $103,269 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 54% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Marquette. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 16% took at least some of their classes online.

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#3

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
262 Total Awards
$30,150 Average Tuition & Fees
$175,897 Avg Student Debt

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Medical College of Wisconsin helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular schools in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out doctor’s degrees to 262 students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Medical College of Wisconsin accumulate an average of $175,897 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 42% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Medical College of Wisconsin. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 3% took at least some of their classes online.

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#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
231 Total Awards
$12,050 Average Tuition & Fees
$59,249 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you attend University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the large public school handed out 231 doctor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $59,249 in student loans. Around 55% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that UWM does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 35% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#5

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
120 Total Awards
$11,172 Average Tuition & Fees
$97,790 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Concordia University, Wisconsin. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin list. Concordia University, Wisconsin is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mequon, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 120 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Concordia University, Wisconsin accumulate an average of $97,790 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 56% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Concordia University, Wisconsin. During the 2017-2018 year, about 50% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#6

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin
76 Total Awards
$11,608 Average Tuition & Fees
$50,986 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, Carroll University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. Carroll U is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 76 doctor’s degrees to qualified students.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Carroll U accumulate an average of $50,986 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 67% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Carroll U. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 2% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#7

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
41 Total Awards
$10,019 Average Tuition & Fees
$56,502 Avg Student Debt

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school awarded 41 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $56,502 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 73% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at UW - La Crosse. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 39% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin
33 Total Awards
$17,856 Average Tuition & Fees
$46,737 Avg Student Debt

Edgewood College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 33 doctor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $46,737 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 67% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Edgewood. During the 2017-2018 year, about 55% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#9

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
30 Total Awards
$9,027 Average Tuition & Fees
$53,957 Avg Student Debt

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and it awarded 30 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $53,957 in student loans. Around 90% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at UW Oshkosh. In 2017-2018 about 29% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#10

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23 Total Awards
$10,880 Average Tuition & Fees
$51,153 Avg Student Debt

Cardinal Stritch University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it awarded 23 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $51,153 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 61% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Cardinal Stritch does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 42% took at least some of their classes online.

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#11

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
21 Total Awards
$9,506 Average Tuition & Fees
$40,548 Avg Student Debt

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a fairly large public school located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that handed out 21 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $40,548 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 100% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UW - Eau Claire does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 73% took at least some of their classes online.

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17 Total Awards
$39,265 Average Tuition & Fees

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. This very small private not-for-profit school is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it awarded 17 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

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#13

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
16 Total Awards
$9,118 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in Whitewater, Wisconsin that handed out 16 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 56% of those degree recipients were women.

Online graduate courses are available at UW - Whitewater, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 63% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#14

Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 Total Awards
$15,472 Average Tuition & Fees

Mount Mary University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Mount Mary is a private not-for-profit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The school has a small population, and it awarded 15 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 93% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Mount Mary. In fact, around 34% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#15

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
13 Total Awards
$8,864 Average Tuition & Fees

Viterbo University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 13 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 100% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Viterbo. During the 2017-2018 year, about 39% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#16

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
5 Total Awards
$8,520 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Wisconsin - Stout landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Menomonie, Wisconsin is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out doctor’s degrees to 5 students in 2018-2019.

Around 40% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at UW - Stout. In 2017-2018 about 82% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#16

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
5 Total Awards
$9,486 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #16, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. UW - Stevens Point is a public institution located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 5 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 100% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at UW - Stevens Point. During the 2017-2018 year, about 64% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#18

Alverno College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 Total Awards
$10,771 Average Tuition & Fees

Alverno College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 3 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 100% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Alverno does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 4% took at least some of their classes online.

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#18

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
3 Total Awards
$10,800 Average Tuition & Fees

Marian University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Marian is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. It awarded 3 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 100% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Marian does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 79% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#20

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin
1 Total Awards
$7,290 Average Tuition & Fees

Maranatha Baptist University ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin list. Watertown, Wisconsin is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out doctor’s degrees to 1 students in 2018-2019.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since MBU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2017-2018 year, about 88% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#21

Bellin College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
$20,817 Average Tuition & Fees

Bellin College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs.

Online graduate courses are available at Bellin College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 69% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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$13,990 Average Tuition & Fees

Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools in Wisconsin ranking.

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#21

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
$9,571 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #21, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

UW - Green Bay does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2017-2018 year, about 76% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#21

Nashotah House

Nashotah, Wisconsin
$15,700 Average Tuition & Fees

Nashotah House landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Nashotah House. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 55% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 24 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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