Colleges in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 54 private and 15 public 4-year colleges that enroll 214,402 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $6,640 (for in-state students) and $15,197 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $21,664 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Wisconsin provided $21,422,386 in financial aid to 10,402 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $169,594,368 in grant and scholarships to 15,305 students.

Wisconsin receives 1.5% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 10,343 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $42,468,741 in pell grant ($4,095 per student on average) and 21,464 students received a total amount of $118,143,131 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,037 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Wisconsin

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Alverno College

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$18,861 $26,232 $26,232
80%
Bellin College

Location: Green Bay, WI

Private
not for profit
$26,935 $20,100 $20,100
89%
Beloit College

Location: Beloit, WI

Private
not for profit
$25,790 $46,596 $46,596
70%
Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore

Location: Glendale, WI

Private
for profit
$17,319 $16,301 $16,301
Open admission
Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
$17,633 $16,251 $16,251
Open admission
Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa

Location: Wauwatosa, WI

Private
for profit
$14,938 $16,881 $16,881
Open admission
Cardinal Stritch University

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$17,289 $28,212 $28,212
82%
Carroll University

Location: Waukesha, WI

Private
not for profit
$24,210 $29,662 $29,662
72%
Carthage College

Location: Kenosha, WI

Private
not for profit
$27,564 $40,265 $40,265
70%
College of Menominee Nation

Location: Keshena, WI

Private
not for profit
$6,584 $6,000 $6,000
Open admission
Columbia College of Nursing

Location: Glendale, WI

Private
not for profit
Concordia University-Wisconsin

Location: Mequon, WI

Private
not for profit
$25,764 $27,640 $27,640
63%
Edgewood College

Location: Madison, WI

Private
not for profit
$24,111 $27,530 $27,530
76%
Globe University-Appleton

Location: Grand Chute, WI

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Globe University-Eau Claire

Location: Eau Claire, WI

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Globe University-La Crosse

Location: Onalaska, WI

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Globe University-Madison East

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Globe University–Wausau

Location: Rothschild, WI

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Herzing University-Brookfield

Location: Brookfield, WI

Private
for profit
$20,383 $12,560 $12,560
Herzing University-Kenosha

Location: Kenosha, WI

Private
for profit
$20,761 $12,560 $12,560
Herzing University-Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$23,303 $12,560 $12,560
84%
Kaplan University-Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
Open admission
Lakeland University

Location: Plymouth, WI

Private
not for profit
$21,210 $25,410 $25,410
55%
Lawrence University

Location: Appleton, WI

Private
not for profit
$29,230 $44,544 $44,544
63%
Madison Area Technical College

Location: Madison, WI

Public $10,606 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Madison Media Institute

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$17,182 $10,277 $10,277
Open admission
Maranatha Baptist University

Location: Watertown, WI

Private
not for profit
$18,815 $13,100 $13,100
68%
Marian University

Location: Fond Du Lac, WI

Private
not for profit
$21,628 $27,860 $27,860
77%
Marquette University

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$33,502 $38,000 $38,000
84%
Medical College of Wisconsin

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine

Location: Racine, WI

Private
for profit
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$24,954 $33,640 $33,640
61%
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$23,998 $36,270 $36,270
66%
Montessori Institute of Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
Mount Mary University

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$16,576 $27,830 $27,830
56%
Nashotah House

Location: Nashotah, WI

Private
not for profit
Northland College

Location: Ashland, WI

Private
not for profit
$18,951 $31,980 $31,980
54%
Ottawa University-Milwaukee

Location: Brookfield, WI

Private
not for profit
Open admission
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin

Location: Green Bay, WI

Private
for profit
$17,143 $9,360 $9,360
Open admission
Ripon College

Location: Ripon, WI

Private
not for profit
$20,893 $38,842 $38,842
65%
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Location: Franklin, WI

Private
not for profit
Saint Norbert College

Location: De Pere, WI

Private
not for profit
$24,182 $34,766 $34,766
81%
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Location: Manitowoc, WI

Private
not for profit
$19,989 $25,800 $25,800
55%
The Art Institute of Wisconsin

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
University of Phoenix-Wisconsin

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
University of Wisconsin Colleges

Location: Madison, WI

Public $8,171 $4,750 $11,734
75%
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Location: Eau Claire, WI

Public $14,176 $7,361 $14,934
78%
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Location: Green Bay, WI

Public $12,614 $6,298 $13,871
73%
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Location: La Crosse, WI

Public $13,265 $7,585 $16,106
74%
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Public $15,874 $9,273 $31,523
53%
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Public $14,747 $8,091 $18,449
73%
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Public $13,171 $6,422 $13,995
65%
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Location: Kenosha, WI

Public $9,906 $6,298 $14,287
62%
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Location: Platteville, WI

Public $14,341 $6,418 $14,268
80%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Location: River Falls, WI

Public $14,046 $6,428 $14,001
72%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Location: Stevens Point, WI

Public $12,556 $6,698 $14,965
81%
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Location: Menomonie, WI

Public $14,038 $7,014 $14,760
88%
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Location: Superior, WI

Public $12,470 $6,535 $14,108
76%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Location: Whitewater, WI

Public $12,849 $6,519 $15,092
69%
Viterbo University

Location: La Crosse, WI

Private
not for profit
$19,751 $25,460 $25,460
63%
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
$20,146 $27,734 $27,734
90%
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
not for profit
Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential

Location: Elkhorn, WI

Private
not for profit

2-year Colleges in Wisconsin

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Janesville, WI

Private
for profit
$12,124 $18,010 $18,010
Open admission
Advanced Institute of Hair Design-Glendale

Location: Glendale, WI

Private
for profit
$12,920 $16,533 $16,533
Open admission
Aveda Institute-Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$14,115 $17,500 $17,500
Open admission
Bella Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Private
for profit
$7,388 $14,450 $14,450
Open admission
Blackhawk Technical College

Location: Janesville, WI

Public $7,771 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Chippewa Valley Technical College

Location: Eau Claire, WI

Public $11,130 $3,900 $5,880
Open admission
Fox Valley Technical College

Location: Appleton, WI

Public $9,718 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Gateway Technical College

Location: Kenosha, WI

Public $8,587 $3,911 $5,865
Open admission
Gill-Tech Academy of Hair Design

Location: Appleton, WI

Private
for profit
$9,276 $14,570 $14,570
Open admission
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Location: Hayward, WI

Public $9,686 $4,560 $4,560
Open admission
Lakeshore Technical College

Location: Cleveland, WI

Public $8,838 $3,910 $5,866
Open admission
Mid-State Technical College

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Public $10,575 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Public $9,969 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Milwaukee Career College

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
$21,473 $11,758 $11,758
60%
Moraine Park Technical College

Location: Fond du Lac, WI

Public $9,173 $3,965 $5,920
Open admission
Nicolet Area Technical College

Location: Rhinelander, WI

Public $7,251 $4,305 $6,458
Open admission
Northcentral Technical College

Location: Wausau, WI

Public $10,346 $3,911 $5,806
Open admission
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Location: Green Bay, WI

Public $9,761 $3,911 $5,866
Open admission
Panache Academy of Beauty

Location: Baraboo, WI

Private
for profit
$12,077 $15,941 $15,941
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Monroe

Location: Monroe, WI

Private
for profit
$11,704 $15,500 $15,500
Open admission
Shepherds College

Location: Union Grove, WI

Private
not for profit
$23,066 $114,000 $114,000
80%
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Location: Fennimore, WI

Public $8,820 $4,002 $5,866
Open admission
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
$13,173 $17,500 $17,500
Open admission
The Professional Hair Design Academy

Location: Eau Claire, WI

Private
for profit
$13,057 $11,900 $11,900
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton

Location: Appleton, WI

Private
for profit
$9,316 $14,800 $14,800
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Kenosha

Location: Kenosha, WI

Private
for profit
$10,268 $20,150 $20,150
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Onalaska

Location: Onalaska, WI

Private
for profit
$12,548 $19,050 $19,050
Open admission
VICI Aveda Institute

Location: Greenfield, WI

Private
for profit
$10,404 $16,533 $16,533
Open admission
Waukesha County Technical College

Location: Pewaukee, WI

Public $9,702 $4,000 $5,866
Open admission
Western Technical College

Location: La Crosse, WI

Public $8,487 $3,476 $5,866
Open admission
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Location: Shell Lake, WI

Public $9,250 $4,171 $6,257
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Wisconsin

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Advanced College of Cosmetology

Location: Waupun, WI

Private
for profit
$10,174 $12,710
Open admission
East-West Healing Arts Institute

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$13,936 $11,925
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Green Bay

Location: Ashwaubenon, WI

Private
for profit
$11,025 $15,655
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Private
for profit
$15,718 $15,655
Open admission
First Class Cosmetology School

Location: Beloit, WI

Private
for profit
$22,864 $16,500
Open admission
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$13,729 $8,867
Open admission
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals

Location: Appleton, WI

Private
for profit
$9,740 $8,867
Open admission
House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals

Location: Green Bay, WI

Private
for profit
$10,677 $8,867
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Green Bay

Location: De Pere, WI

Private
for profit
$9,951 $14,500
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Private
for profit
$15,007 $15,500
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Milwaukee

Location: Waukesha, WI

Private
for profit
$15,850 $16,000
Open admission
State College of Beauty Culture Inc

Location: Wausau, WI

Private
for profit
$14,306 $14,900
Open admission
Wisconsin Academy

Location: Peshtigo, WI

Private
for profit
$16,027 $13,500
Open admission