Wisconsin College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 104 colleges are active for serving college programs in Wisconsin. By school types, there are thirty-seven public schools and sixty-seven private schools. By school levels, sixty-one 4-years (or high) schools, twenty-six 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and seventeen less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 104 Wisconsin schools, University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked first and Lawrence University ranked second (view more at Wisconsin college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Wisconsin colleges is $16,341 for Wisconsin residents and $20,233 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 73.56% and the average SAT score is 1,132. The average number of students is 3,395 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Wisconsin colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Wisconsin Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Wisconsin ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$38,630$25,5231,39054.00%43,46388%17 to 1
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$50,958-1,31562.00%1,46379%8 to 1
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,666$21,6901,22083.00%11,60582%14 to 1
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,636$18,233-79.00%6,13558%22 to 1
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,979$20,038-73.00%10,59769%19 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,145$19,430-82.00%11,60467%23 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,119$25,295-77.00%27,01244%18 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,148$18,226-85.00%8,95556%21 to 1
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,182$11,460-64.00%6,37464%12 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,091$19,126-85.00%8,56653%23 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,290$18,744-76.00%16,41061%22 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,607$19,200-79.00%13,05962%20 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,455$16,851-91.00%8,77060%19 to 1
Beloit College
Beloit, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$53,348-1,23062.00%1,27575%10 to 1
Carroll University
Waukesha, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,010$13,1141,13567.00%3,35267%14 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,004$19,178-85.00%9,08660%20 to 1
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,575$24,1881,27562.00%2,82065%15 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,714$18,768-66.00%4,29544%19 to 1
Viterbo University
La Crosse, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,350$9,3121,16077.00%2,59854%11 to 1
Ripon College
Ripon, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,123-1,10570.00%80767%12 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Superior, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,713$18,376-82.00%2,60348%16 to 1
Lakeland University
Plymouth, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,777$12,00698378.00%2,49748%13 to 1
Saint Norbert College
De Pere, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,885$11,3631,15580.00%2,22873%14 to 1
Edgewood College
Madison, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,700$18,5761,08072.00%2,19064%10 to 1
Holy Family College
Manitowoc, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,600$7,30098851.00%44440%9 to 1
Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,658$10,521-69.00%1,85149%10 to 1
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,770$11,7601,05581.00%2,14850%8 to 1
Herzing University-Madison
Madison, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200$11,680-91.00%2,14028%17 to 1
Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,120$16,81393558.00%1,33965%12 to 1
Marian University
Fond Du Lac, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,560$11,07098065.00%1,81956%11 to 1
East-West University
Keshena, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,050---11-10 to 1
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals
Madison, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$20,696---2760%10 to 1
The Professional Hair Design Academy
Eau Claire, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$11,900---5392%8 to 1
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Shell Lake, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$7,084---2,96346%9 to 1
University of Wisconsin Extension
Madison, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Purdue University Global-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,343$11,414--284-20 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Green Bay
Ashwaubenon, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,632---3152%10 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Flex
Milwaukee, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,750---538-18 to 1
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,754$10,0801,15589.00%1,24859%12 to 1
Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$14,500--57--
Bryant & Stratton College-Racine
Mount Pleasant, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
----103-11 to 1
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,814---15,27816%13 to 1
Milwaukee Career College
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$12,594--69.00%15671%13 to 1
Moraine Park Technical College
Fond du Lac, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,481---4,47057%16 to 1
University of Wisconsin-System Administration
Madison, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,246---7979%15 to 1
Nicolet Area Technical College
Rhinelander, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,757---1,28346%8 to 1
Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore
Glendale, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,565---425-14 to 1
VICI Beauty School
Greenfield, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$16,533---11184%12 to 1
Northland College
Ashland, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,596--67.00%58254%10 to 1
Herzing University-Brookfield
Brookfield, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200$11,680-81.00%41147%13 to 1
Bellin College
Green Bay, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,685$21,633-100.00%47786%13 to 1
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Fennimore, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,584---2,00962%12 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Kenosha
Kenosha, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,600---9356%13 to 1
East-West Healing Arts Institute
Madison, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,975---1090%9 to 1
Columbia College of Nursing
Glendale, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,670$14,550--122-8 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Madison
Madison, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,553---5340%12 to 1
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,761---11,70955%11 to 1
Western Technical College
La Crosse, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,584---4,00448%9 to 1
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals
Appleton, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$20,696---3086%10 to 1
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$39,265--76--
Madison Media Institute
Madison, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$14,708---11-8 to 1
Maranatha Baptist University
Watertown, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,650$7,0101,10677.00%1,03555%11 to 1
College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,200---23727%6 to 1
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flex
Kenosha, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,750$6,750--5-19 to 1
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$30,150--1,413--
Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,632---11735%20 to 1
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,560--68.00%75659%11 to 1
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin
Green Bay, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,869$9,745--65327%15 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton
Appleton, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$16,500---6271%9 to 1
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$5,339---6,39530%11 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Milwaukee
Pawaukee, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,553---8571%12 to 1
Advanced College of Cosmetology
Waupun, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,600---2774%6 to 1
Panache Academy of Beauty
Baraboo, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,941---5950%18 to 1
Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,690---1527%4 to 1
Bella Academy of Cosmetology
Oshkosh, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,550---2375%10 to 1
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,589---7,64545%14 to 1
Aveda Institute-Madison
Madison, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,100---10282%4 to 1
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,705---7,03730%8 to 1
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
Hayward, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$4,590---2318%20 to 1
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals
Green Bay, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$20,696---2767%10 to 1
Lakeshore Technical College
Cleveland, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,191---2,96346%13 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Green Bay
De Pere, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---12158%10 to 1
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine
Racine, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,666$20,290--51-9 to 1
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Janesville
Janesville, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$18,407---58-8 to 1
Ottawa University-Milwaukee
Brookfield, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,296$11,930--194-4 to 1
University of Wisconsin Colleges Flex
Madison, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,749--44.00%186-20 to 1
Mid-State Technical College
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,432---2,69026%12 to 1
Academy of Cosmetology
Janesville, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$17,407---24-7 to 1
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness
Milwaukee, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,100---20476%7 to 1
Nashotah House
Nashotah, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$15,700--65--
The Salon Professional Academy-Onalaska
Onalaska, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$20,900---6476%9 to 1
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,743---11,50543%17 to 1
Herzing University-Kenosha
Kenosha, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,200$11,680-57.00%44335%16 to 1
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,668$6,668--15,25022%11 to 1
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
Franklin, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$12,455--120--
State College of Beauty Culture Inc
Wausau, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,900---4885%11 to 1
First Class Cosmetology School
Beloit, WI
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,990---6375%10 to 1
Blackhawk Technical College
Janesville, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,588---2,22243%9 to 1
Shepherds College
Union Grove, WI
Private, 2-4 years
$146,100--90.00%8071%6 to 1
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,500$33,0001,11068.00%2,87266%12 to 1
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Madison, WI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,743---11,48623%20 to 1
Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential
Elkhorn, WI
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,228$13,990--23--
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI
Public, 2-4 years
$6,508---7,96144%19 to 1
Average$20,233$16,3121,13273.56%3,39555%13 to 1