Colleges In Wisconsin

Colleges In Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Schools – Accredited

Wisconsin has a population of fewer than six million people, but it has more than its share of breweries, colleges, and universities. The largest and most honored university in “America’s Dairyland” is the University of Wisconsin at Madison. With more than 40,000 enrollees, UW Madison is by far the largest institution in the 26 university system which also has campuses in cities including Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior, and Whitewater.

Most higher education institutions in Wisconsin are accredited by either the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Wisconsin has a number of state supported, career-oriented, technical colleges, the largest of which, Madison Area Technical College, has more than 17,000 students, more than several of the universities in the state. Catholic populations in the state include Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Edgewood College, Marian University, Marquette University (by far the largest of the group), Mount Mary University, and St. Norbert College.

For profit colleges include Bryant and Stratton College (with two campuses), DeVry University (offering campus-based and online degree programs), Globe University, Herzing University, Hi-Tech Institute, ITT Technical Institute (with multiple campuses), Kaplan College, Rasmussen College, and University of Phoenix. Wisconsin is also rich in independent colleges, the best know and most selective of which may be Lawrence University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Beloit College, and Ripon College.

A number of Wisconsin colleges offer certificates, courses, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees via online education.

Professional and specialty institutions include Bellin College (nursing and health sciences), College of Menominee Nation, a tribal college, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, also a tribal college, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Sacred Heart School of Theology, and Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (which offers masters and Psy.D. degrees).

Wisconsin – Traditional Colleges

Alverno College

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Beloit College

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  • Phone – 800-9BELOIT
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Cardinal Stritch University

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  • Phone – 800-347-8822 ext. 4040
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Carroll College

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Carthage College

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  • Address – 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140
  • Phone – 800-351-4058

Concordia University

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  • Address – 12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097
  • Phone – 888-628-9472

Edgewood College

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  • Address – 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison, WI 53711
  • Phone – 800-444-4861

Globe University

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  • Address – 19 location throughout WI.
  • Phone – 877-303-6060

Lakeland College

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  • Address – w3718 South Dr, Plymouth, WI 53073
  • Phone – 800-242-3347

Lawrence University

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  • Address – 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
  • Phone – 800-227-0982

Marian College of Fond du Lac

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  • Address – 45 S National Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
  • Phone – 800-262-7426

Marquette University

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  • Address – 1250 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Phone – 800-222-6544

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

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  • Address – 273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Phone – 888-749-MIAD

Milwaukee School of Engineering

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  • Address – 1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Phone – 800-332-6763

Mount Mary College

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  • Address – 2900 Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53222
  • Phone – 800-321-6265

Northland College

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  • Address – 1411 Ellis Ave S, Ashland, WI 54806
  • Phone – 800-753-1840

St. Norbert College

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  • Address – 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115
  • Phone – 800-236-4878

Silver Lake College

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  • Address – 2406 S Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220
  • Phone – 920-686-6175

University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

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  • Address – 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
  • Phone – 715-836-5415

University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

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  • Address – 2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311
  • Phone – 920-465-2111

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

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  • Address – 1725 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Phone – 608-785-8939

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

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  • Address – Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • Phone – 414-229-2222

University of Wisconsin- Platteville

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  • Address – 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818
  • Phone – 800-362-5515

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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  • Address – 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Phone – 877-633-3897

University of Wisconsin at River Falls

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  • Address – 410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022
  • Phone – 715-425-3500

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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  • Address – 2100 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • Phone – 715-346-2441

University of Wisconsin at Stout

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  • Address – 712 Broadway St S, Menomonie, WI 54751
  • Phone – 715-232-1411

University of Wisconsin at Superior

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  • Address – 1605 Catlin Ave, Superior, WI 54880
  • Phone – 715 394-8230

Viterbo University

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  • Address – 900 Viterbo Dr, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Phone – 800-VITERBO

Wisconsin Lutheran College

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  • Address – 8800 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
  • Phone – 800-WIS-LUTH

WI – Community Colleges

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Blackhawk Technical College

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Lakeshore Technical College

Madison Area Technical College

Mid-State Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Moraine Park Technical College

Nicolet Area Technical College

Northcentral Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

University of Wisconsin / Washington County-West Bend

University of Wisconsin /Marinette

University of Wisconsin /Marshfield / Wood County

University of Wisconsin /Rock County

University of Wisconsin /Sheboygan

University of Wisconsin /Waukesha

University of Wisconsin/ Manitowoc

University of Wisconsin/Baraboo / Sauk County

University of Wisconsin/Barron County

University of Wisconsin/Fond du Lac

University of Wisconsin/Fox Valley

University of Wisconsin/Marathon County-Wausau

University of Wisconsin/Richland

Waukesha County Technical College

Western Technical College

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Wisconsin’s Trade, Career, and Vocational Schools & Programs

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University of Phoenix

Pioneer Pacific College

University of Phoenix


Coos Bay

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute


Pioneer Pacific College


University of Phoenix


Anthem College

Apollo College

Art Institute of Portland

Concorde Career College

DeVry University

Everest College

Heald College

Keller Graduate School of Management

Oregon Culinary Institute

Western Culinary Institute


University of Phoenix


Pioneer Pacific College


University of Phoenix



Pioneer Pacific College

Online Colleges in Wisconsin

Gorgeous in the spring and summer yet bitterly cold in the winter, Wisconsin is a state where online educational degree options may be a first choice for prospective students. The state is home to many top-ranked colleges and universities, a majority of which offer online degree programs of some kind. Although the state is not as much of draw as some of its neighbors (such as Illinois and Michigan), it could be considered an untapped gem for online degree options. There are 69 accredited colleges and universities in the state that offer online programs of some sort. These range from certificate programs, Bachelor’s degree programs, Master’s degree programs, Doctoral programs and some Associate degree programs (found in particular among the state’s community colleges).

Prospective students will find that the top-rated online degree programs in the state come directly from schools in the University of Wisconsin state university system. Of these, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Stevens Point, Oshkosh and Whitewater and Platteville are among the best locations to find great online degree programs, all for a relatively low annual tuition cost. Viterbo University is also highly ranked among colleges in the state offering degree programs, although as a private institution, it is much more expensive than most of the other top-ranked schools offering online degrees. With an annual tuition around $10,000 and a per-credit cost of $410, prospective students may consider it an option, as it has one a reasonably ranked graduate nursing school (#234 for Best Nursing Graduate Schools according to the U.S. News and World Report).

Although most students in Wisconsin shy away from online degree programs (less than 8% were taking such programs from Title IV schools, according to a 2012 NCES report), most of the state’s students attend schools that offer online degree and class options of some kind. The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, for example, offers online courses using the Desire2Learn learning management system, offers these programs for the lowest cost in the state (annual tuition: ~$7,000) and has a reasonable selection of degree programs to choose from. Prospective students will find Bachelor’s degree programs available in Emergency Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Human Development, Environmental Policy Studies, Leadership in Public Services and Finance. A Master of Science in Sustainable Management is also available through the school’s online learning management system. U.S. News and World Report ranks the school’s online degree programs well, at #72 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and #26 for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Other programs in the state’s public university system offer great variety at a great value. The University of Wisconsin at Superior has an annual tuition under $7,500 and offers Bachelor’ degrees in Communicating Arts, Elementary Education, Health and Wellness Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Exercise Science and Sustainable Management. The school ranks well at #23 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #33 for Top Public Schools. Most of the universities in the state’s public university system are ranked well, and each offers undergraduate degrees online that cannot be found at the others. This allows prospective students to have some choice and freedom when choosing schools and choosing programs.