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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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,879 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,084 a year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Wisconsin take out loans, with the average 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 2,573 full-time undergraduates at NWTC, and 11,505 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

42% of NWTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWTC is $31,000.

#2

Madison Area Technical College

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

There are 15,250 students at Madison College in total, 15,202 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,937 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 average amount of student loans 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 7,037, which includes 1,495 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Fox Valley Technical College

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

There are 2,157 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 11,709 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

44% of FVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FVTC is $32,200.

#5

Chippewa Valley Technical College

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

There are 2,123 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, and 7,645 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,199 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close 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 4,413 full-time undergraduates at MATC, and 15,278 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Waukesha County Technical College

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

There are 1,544 full-time undergraduates at WCTC, and 7,961 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 2,963, which includes 1,124 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. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#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 4,470, which includes 755 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 average amount of student loans is $4,161 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Moraine Park Technical College is $31,400.

#10

Northcentral Technical College

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

There are 1,203 full-time undergraduates at North Central Technical College, and 6,395 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Central Technical College is $30,000.

#11

Western Technical College

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

The total student population at Western Technical College is 4,004, which includes 1,709 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,300 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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

There are 22,337 undergraduates at UWM, of which 18,137 are full-time, and there are 27,012 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%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at UWM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,300 during the early-career years.

#13

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

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

There are 16,410 students at UW Oshkosh in total, 15,097 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,108 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Oshkosh is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 11,605 students at Marquette in total, 8,435 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,121 are full-time. Marquette has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,642 a year. Marquette has a 2.0% 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 Marquette is $50,600.

#15

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

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

There are 2,009 students at Southwest Tech in total, 730 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,077 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 820 full-time undergraduates at BTC, and 2,222 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at BTC take out loans to pay for college. 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 31,705 undergraduates at UW - Madison, of which 29,375 are full-time, and there are 43,463 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - Madison, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 2,963 students at LTC in total, 644 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 typical student loan amount is $3,230 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 $30,800 during the early-career years.

#19

Herzing University - Madison

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

There are 2,140 students at Herzing University - Madison in total, 1,577 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 709 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Herzing University - Madison is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 17% are men and 83% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Herzing University - Madison take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Herzing University - Madison with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Mid-State Technical College

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

There are 701 full-time undergraduates at Mid-State, and 2,690 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at Mid-State take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#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 471 full-time undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa, and 797 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,200 during the early-career years.

#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 1,714 undergraduates at Viterbo, of which 1,394 are full-time, and there are 2,598 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Viterbo is 4.4 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

74% of Viterbo students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Nicolet Area Technical College

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

There are 279 full-time undergraduates at Nicolet Area Technical College, and 1,283 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nicolet Area Technical College is $24,700.

#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 3,493 undergraduates at Concordia University, Wisconsin, of which 2,410 are full-time, and there are 6,374 students altogether. For undergraduates at Concordia University, Wisconsin, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. 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 average amount of student loans is $7,505 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average 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 1,819 students at Marian in total, 1,430 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,218 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Marian is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

83% of Marian students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 College - 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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