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Wisconsin Nursing Colleges

47 Colleges
12,080 Yearly Graduations
$59,516 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,850 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Wisconsin is ranked #11 in the country with 12,080 degrees handed out in 2019. Wisconsin colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,879 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,084 per year.

About 58% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,213 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,220 Yearly Degrees
$4,577 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,502 full-time undergraduates at NWTC, and 11,225 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,745 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,000 during the early-career years.

#2

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
774 Yearly Degrees
$4,482 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 14,526, of which 14,480 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,027 are full-time. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,198 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,600 during the early-career years.

#3

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
730 Yearly Degrees
$4,527 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Technical College is 10,050, which includes 1,589 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at Gateway Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,627 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway Technical College is $24,800.

#4

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
721 Yearly Degrees
$4,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,092 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 12,239 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,521 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$4,433 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,924 students at CVTC in total, 2,147 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

50% of CVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,199 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
614 Yearly Degrees
$4,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,482 students at MATC in total, 4,651 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MATC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
550 Yearly Degrees
$4,347 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Waukesha County Technical College is 7,467, which includes 1,569 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

33% of WCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,512 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#8

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
527 Yearly Degrees
$4,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is 2,966, which includes 1,108 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at WITC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,674 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WITC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
518 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Moraine Park Technical College is 4,061, which includes 807 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,161 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,400 during the early-career years.

#10

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
502 Yearly Degrees
$3,609 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,294 full-time undergraduates at North Central Technical College, and 6,177 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at North Central Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,730 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Central Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,823 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, and 4,165 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

62% of Western Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,709 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Technical College is $30,300.

#12

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$9,598 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,107 undergraduates at UWM, of which 17,456 are full-time, and there are 25,731 students altogether. For undergraduates at UWM, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,565 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UWM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees
$7,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is 15,521, of which 14,267 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,541 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW Oshkosh, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

65% of UW Oshkosh students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,899 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#14

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees
$43,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Marquette University is 11,819, of which 8,515 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,175 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Marquette. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#15

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees
$4,433 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 722 full-time undergraduates at Southwest Tech, and 2,640 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,077 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southwest Tech is $28,600.

#16

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Blackhawk Technical College is 2,257, which includes 722 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,762 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BTC is $28,500.

#17

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
249 Yearly Degrees
$10,725 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,399 undergraduates at UW - Madison, of which 30,157 are full-time, and there are 44,257 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Madison is 4.4 years.

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

34% of UW - Madison students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,260 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Madison is $45,000.

#18

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$4,341 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,660 students at LTC in total, 615 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

45% of LTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,230 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Herzing University - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$14,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Herzing University - Madison is 2,174, of which 1,506 students are undergraduates and of those, 749 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Herzing University - Madison is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 17% are men and 83% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Herzing University - Madison is $27,900.

#20

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
233 Yearly Degrees
$4,561 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mid-State Technical College is 2,806, which includes 650 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

49% of Mid-State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,232 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mid-State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
205 Yearly Degrees
$18,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 890 full-time undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa, and 1,416 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

76% of Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,753 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa is $21,200.

#22

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$28,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,751 undergraduates at Viterbo, of which 1,433 are full-time, and there are 2,592 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.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,133 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% 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.

#22

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,258 students at Nicolet Area Technical College in total, 275 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

28% of Nicolet Area Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,078 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
182 Yearly Degrees
$30,352 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,309 undergraduates at Concordia University, Wisconsin, of which 2,318 are full-time, and there are 5,777 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

64% of Concordia University, Wisconsin students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,505 a year. Concordia University, Wisconsin has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University, Wisconsin is $37,300.

#25

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees
$27,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,327 undergraduates at Marian, of which 1,171 are full-time, and there are 1,656 students altogether. For undergraduates at Marian, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

83% of Marian students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,215 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,900 during the early-career years.

Other Wisconsin Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 158
27 Alverno College 140
28 Bellin College 127
29 Edgewood College 125
30 Rasmussen University - Wisconsin 124
31 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 113
32 Carroll University 91
33 Cardinal Stritch University 75
34 Milwaukee School of Engineering 72
35 Columbia College of Nursing 64
36 Herzing University - Kenosha 54
37 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex 53
38 Herzing University - Brookfield 43
39 Wisconsin Lutheran College 21
40 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 20
41 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 18
42 Carthage College 13
43 Maranatha Baptist University 11
44 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 7
45 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 6
46 Mount Mary University 2
47 College of Menominee Nation 0

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