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Chippewa Valley Technical College is a public institution situated in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eau Claire is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

685 Undergraduate Degrees

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Chippewa Valley Technical College Rankings

According to our 2023 analysis, CVTC is ranked #121 out of 1,633 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CVTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CVTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CVTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#40 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#49 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#78 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#78 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#176 Best Associate Degree Colleges College Factual
#194 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Chippewa Valley Technical College?


Contact details for CVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162
Phone: 715-833-6200

How Do I Get Into CVTC?

You can apply to CVTC online at:

Since Chippewa Valley Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Chippewa Valley Technical College?

46% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CVTC, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,313 a year. That adds up to $21,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CVTC is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,021 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,367 undergraduate students at CVTC, with 2,021 being full-time and 5,346 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,021 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chippewa Valley Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 1,683
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Over 14 countries are represented at CVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Chippewa Valley Technical College

2,570 Took All Classes Online
4,451 Took At Least One Class Online
73.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,451 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CVTC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of CVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chippewa Valley Technical College was 73.2%. This is the #295 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CVTC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chippewa Valley Technical College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 353 0 0 353
Registered Nursing 0 168 0 168
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 164 164
TOTAL 353 168 164 685


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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