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78 Colleges
22,911 Yearly Graduations
$56,685 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,247 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 22,911 students received a trade school degree from a college in Wisconsin, making it rank #12 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $14,171 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,183 a year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,562 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,334 Yearly Degrees
$4,677 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,711 students at FVTC in total, 1,825 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39% of FVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,070 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#2

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,133 Yearly Degrees
$4,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Milwaukee Area Technical College is 12,618, which includes 3,616 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

37% of MATC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,172 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $26,500.

Public Public vs. Private
2,112 Yearly Degrees
$4,659 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,359 full-time undergraduates at NWTC, and 10,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% 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.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,079 Yearly Degrees
$4,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,057 students at Madison College in total, 13,021 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

29% of Madison College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,380 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madison College is $30,600.

#5

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,613 Yearly Degrees
$4,621 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gateway Technical College is 7,839, which includes 1,245 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

28% of Gateway Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,379 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% 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.

#6

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,494 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,367 students at CVTC in total, 2,021 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

46% of CVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,313 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,376 Yearly Degrees
$3,673 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northcentral Technical College is 5,939, which includes 1,212 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

43% of North Central Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,094 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,000 during the early-career years.

#8

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,276 Yearly Degrees
$4,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Waukesha County Technical College is 6,952, which includes 1,658 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

26% of WCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,591 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 WCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,222 Yearly Degrees
$4,917 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,818 students at WITC in total, 924 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

46% of WITC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar 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.

#10

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,052 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Technical College is 4,240, which includes 1,611 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

49% of Western Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,965 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 Western Technical College is $30,300.

#11

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
975 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Moraine Park Technical College is 2,654, which includes 762 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at Moraine Park Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,825 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#12

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
725 Yearly Degrees
$4,211 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 530 full-time undergraduates at LTC, and 2,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,557 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than 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.

#13

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
515 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 675 full-time undergraduates at Southwest Tech, and 2,581 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Southwest Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,034 a year. Southwest Tech has a 4.6% 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 Southwest Tech is $28,600.

#14

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
479 Yearly Degrees
$4,451 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 614 full-time undergraduates at Mid-State, and 2,648 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

41% of Mid-State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,302 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-State is $28,100.

#15

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Blackhawk Technical College is 2,232, which includes 569 full-time undergraduates. 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 $4,102 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 259 full-time undergraduates at Nicolet Area Technical College, and 1,236 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,418 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nicolet Area Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Herzing University - Madison

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

There are 2,392 students at Herzing University - Madison in total, 1,647 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 785 are full-time. For undergraduates at Herzing University - Madison, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 17% are men and 83% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,897 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% 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.

#18

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,892 undergraduates at UW - Platteville, of which 6,053 are full-time, and there are 7,547 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - Platteville, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,033 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,000 during the early-career years.

#19

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
165 Yearly Degrees

There are 290 students at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness in total, 100 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,957 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#20

Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$19,246 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 870 full-time undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa, and 1,453 students altogether. It takes the average Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

73% of Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,826 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.

#21

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$9,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,056 undergraduates at UWM, of which 16,620 are full-time, and there are 24,565 students altogether. For undergraduates at UWM, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

53% of UWM students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,518 a year. UWM has a 8.1% 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 UWM is $36,300.

#22

Milwaukee Career College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Milwaukee Career College is 231, which includes 231 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 5% of accepted students are men, and 95% are women.

74% of Milwaukee Career College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,801 a year. Milwaukee Career College has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,800 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$9,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stout is 7,970, of which 6,889 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,593 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Stout undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at UW - Stout take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,384 a year. UW - Stout has a 3.8% 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 UW - Stout is $39,200.

#24

Rasmussen University - Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$12,869 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 625 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin, of which 300 are full-time, and there are 643 students altogether. For undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,079 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#25

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$9,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is 10,531, of which 9,562 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,863 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

50% of UW - La Crosse students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,805 a year. UW - La Crosse has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

Other Wisconsin Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 VICI Beauty School 81
27 Aveda Institute - Madison 80
28 Carroll University 72
29 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 62
30 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 60
31 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 59
32 Concordia University, Wisconsin 55
33 The Salon Professional Academy - Kenosha 54
34 The Salon Professional Academy - Onalaska 52
35 The Salon Professional Academy - Appleton 51
36 Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee 50
37 Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee 47
38 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 44
38 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 44
40 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 43
41 Marian University 42
41 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 42
43 First Class Cosmetology School 40
44 State College of Beauty Culture Inc 37
44 Herzing University - Brookfield 37
46 The Professional Hair Design Academy 34
47 Paul Mitchell the School Madison 31
48 Herzing University - Kenosha 26
49 Panache Academy of Beauty 25
50 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 23
51 University of Wisconsin - Madison 20
52 Bellin College 19
53 Advanced College of Cosmetology 17
53 Viterbo University 17
53 Marquette University 17
56 Empire Beauty School-Green Bay 15
57 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Janesville 14
57 University of Wisconsin - Parkside 14
59 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 13
59 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex 13
61 Bella Academy of Cosmetology 12
62 Carthage College 10
63 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 7
63 University of Wisconsin - River Falls 7
65 East-West Healing Arts Institute 6
66 Shepherds College 5
66 University of Wisconsin - Superior 5
66 Cardinal Stritch University 5
69 College of Menominee Nation 3
70 Edgewood College 2
71 Lakeland University 1
71 Mount Mary University 1
71 Ripon College 1
74 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 0
74 Maranatha Baptist University 0
74 Alverno College 0
74 Milwaukee School of Engineering 0
74 Wisconsin Lutheran College 0

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