Best Colleges in Wisconsin

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College, camping, and colorful seasons

Wisconsin is where people live when they’re ready to experience a colorful autumn, some of the best cheese around, and of course a quality college education. There are 85 colleges in the state of Wisconsin, including a public university system, private colleges, and a few medical schools.* Popular majors in Wisconsin include psychology, mechanical engineering and various liberal arts studies. Grads get jobs quickly with a low unemployment rate and go on to work at impressive places like Astronautics Corporation of America, GE Healthcare, and Plexus Corp.*

During your off hours, there are plenty of things happening all around the state. World-class fishing, hiking to caves and waterfalls, and camping out under the stars are all popular activities that make Wisconsin a coveted state for nature lovers. Of course, sometimes you want to just kick back and relax indoors. Check out O’Davey’s Pub in Fond du Lac for their signature Bloody Mary. What makes it unique? The optional garnishes include a soft pretzel and a bag of popcorn or a cheeseburger!* And when you get sports fever, head out to Lambeau Field to freeze your bum off tailgating for Aaron Rodgers and the fan-owned Green Bay Packers. However you choose to pursue an education and enjoy your down time, Wisconsin is a state overflowing with natural beauty and plenty of man-made fun.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Colleges and universities in Wisconsin”, “Companies based in Wisconsin” *www.travelwisconsin.com

Best Four Year Universities in Wisconsin

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 581 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 13,214 students graduated with students earning 9,269 Bachelor's degrees, 2,311 Master's degrees, and 1,634 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 96 Reviews
2 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University offers 256 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 3,663 students graduated with students earning 2,433 Bachelor's degrees, 640 Master's degrees, 553 Doctoral degrees, and 37 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering offers 32 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 561 students graduated with students earning 476 Bachelor's degrees, and 85 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon, WI

Concordia University-Wisconsin offers 216 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,940 students graduated with students earning 845 Master's degrees, 818 Bachelor's degrees, 162 Doctoral degrees, 64 Certificates degrees, and 51 Associate's degrees.

5 Carthage College Kenosha, WI

Carthage College offers 110 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 791 students graduated with students earning 759 Bachelor's degrees, and 32 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 Carroll University Waukesha, WI

Carroll University offers 124 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 929 students graduated with students earning 726 Bachelor's degrees, 107 Master's degrees, and 96 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers 106 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 2,824 students graduated with students earning 2,267 Bachelor's degrees, 449 Master's degrees, and 108 Associate's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
8 Lakeland College Plymouth, WI

Lakeland College offers 102 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 976 students graduated with students earning 656 Bachelor's degrees, and 320 Master's degrees.

9 Edgewood College Madison, WI

Edgewood College offers 141 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 736 students graduated with students earning 506 Bachelor's degrees, 176 Master's degrees, 36 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI

Saint Norbert College offers 118 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 636 students graduated with students earning 577 Bachelor's degrees, 50 Certificates degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Wisconsin

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College offers 71 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 2,576 students graduated with students earning 2,169 Certificates degrees, and 407 Associate's degrees.

2 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI

Waukesha County Technical College offers 91 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,787 students graduated with students earning 2,072 Certificates degrees, and 715 Associate's degrees.

3 University of Wisconsin Colleges Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Colleges offers 2 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,730 students graduated with students earning 1,728 Associate's degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.

4 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College offers 51 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 1,052 students graduated with students earning 810 Certificates degrees, and 242 Associate's degrees.

5 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Technical College offers 109 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 3,761 students graduated with students earning 2,650 Certificates degrees, and 1,111 Associate's degrees.

6 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College offers 116 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,539 students graduated with students earning 2,327 Certificates degrees, and 1,212 Associate's degrees.

7 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Mid-State Technical College offers 72 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,534 students graduated with students earning 1,081 Certificates degrees, and 453 Associate's degrees.

8 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI

Blackhawk Technical College offers 74 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 897 students graduated with students earning 595 Certificates degrees, and 302 Associate's degrees.

9 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI

Western Technical College offers 106 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,163 students graduated with students earning 1,558 Certificates degrees, and 605 Associate's degrees.

10 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Technical College offers 92 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 2,776 students graduated with students earning 1,940 Certificates degrees, and 836 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
Marquette University Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
5/5
15 : 1 11,491
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
5/5
17 : 1 2,906
Concordia University-Wisconsin Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon, WI
5/5
20 : 1 8,268
Carthage College Carthage College Kenosha, WI
5/5
14 : 1 2,978
Carroll University Carroll University Waukesha, WI
5/5
17 : 1 3,508
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI
2/5
25 : 1 12,360
Lakeland College Lakeland College Plymouth, WI
5/5
28 : 1 3,671
Edgewood College Edgewood College Madison, WI
5/5
13 : 1 2,678
Saint Norbert College Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
5/5
15 : 1 2,180
Viterbo University Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
5/5
15 : 1 2,756
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse, WI
3/5
20 : 1 10,490
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
2/5
29 : 1 14,051
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
3/5
23 : 1 10,592
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Green Bay, WI
2/5
32 : 1 6,784
Cardinal Stritch University Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
5/5
14 : 1 3,176
Marian University Marian University Fond Du Lac, WI
5/5
15 : 1 2,099
University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, WI
3/5
25 : 1 9,554
Ripon College Ripon College Ripon, WI
5/5
12 : 1 794
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
2/5
24 : 1 9,265
University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, WI
2/5
23 : 1 5,949
University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-Platteville Platteville, WI
2/5
26 : 1 8,945
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
3/5
22 : 1 26,726
Wisconsin Lutheran College Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, WI
5/5
18 : 1 1,188
Alverno College Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
5/5
16 : 1 2,209

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