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74 Colleges
$53,590 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,374 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 20,941 students received a trade school degree from a college in Wisconsin, making it rank #13 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Wisconsin is $13,397 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,662 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,843 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,826 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
29% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,825 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, and 11,711 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,147 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,814 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
23% Freshmen Loans

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.

23% of NWTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,486 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NWTC is $36,671.

#3

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,867 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
59% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,616 full-time undergraduates at MATC, and 12,618 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,853 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $32,079.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,607 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 13,057, of which 13,021 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,598 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Madison College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,329 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,642 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
45% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,021 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, and 7,367 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at CVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,507 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,843 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$3,791 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,939 students at North Central Technical College in total, 1,212 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

39% of North Central Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,467 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,858 during the early-career years.

#7

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
51% Freshmen Loans

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.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,013 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,691 during the early-career years.

#8

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,571 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
27% Freshmen Loans

There are 6,952 students at WCTC in total, 1,658 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,428 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCTC is $38,365.

#9

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,641 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
23% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,654 students at Moraine Park Technical College in total, 762 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

23% of Moraine Park Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,743 a year. Moraine Park Technical College has a 3.0% 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 $38,803 during the early-career years.

#10

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
43% Freshmen Loans

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.

43% of WITC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,736 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WITC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,320 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,636 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
46% Freshmen Loans

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.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,107 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Western Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,916 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
25% Freshmen Loans

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.

Roughly 25% of students at Mid-State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,815 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-State is $35,118.

#13

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
26% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Lakeshore Technical College is 2,420, which includes 530 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at LTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,436 a year. LTC has a 3.4% 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 $39,366 during the early-career years.

#14

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,571 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
30% Freshmen Loans

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

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,403 a year. Southwest Tech has a 1.1% 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 Southwest Tech is $37,391.

#15

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,642 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
36% Freshmen Loans

There are 569 full-time undergraduates at BTC, and 2,232 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,398 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from BTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,630 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
78% Freshmen Loans

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 6 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,552 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,621 during the early-career years.

#17

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$4,642 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
27% Freshmen Loans

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 8 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,441 a year. Nicolet Area Technical College has a 2.8% 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 Nicolet Area Technical College is $30,846.

#18

Herzing University - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
82% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,392 students at Herzing University - Madison in total, 1,647 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 785 are full-time. It takes the average Herzing University - Madison undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,521 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,074 during the early-career years.

#19

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$9,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
44% Freshmen Loans

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.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,698 a year. UWM has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UWM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,176 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$19,362 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
80% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa is 1,453, which includes 870 full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,070 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,965 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Herzing University - Brookfield

Brookfield, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
79% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Herzing University - Brookfield is 498, of which 494 students are undergraduates and of those, 239 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 13% of accepted students are men, and 87% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,797 a year. Herzing University - Brookfield has a 1.8% 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 $33,074 during the early-career years.

#22

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$9,663 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
56% Freshmen Loans

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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Stout is 4.6 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UW - Stout take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,006 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,146 during the early-career years.

#23

Rasmussen University - Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$13,208 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 643 students at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin in total, 625 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 300 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin is 4.0 years.

100% of Rasmussen University - Wisconsin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,369 a year. Rasmussen University - Wisconsin has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,866 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
$7,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
51% Freshmen Loans

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.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

51% of UW - Platteville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,679 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,529 during the early-career years.

#25

Herzing University - Kenosha

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
72% Freshmen Loans

There are 667 undergraduates at Herzing University - Kenosha, of which 431 are full-time, and there are 679 students altogether. For undergraduates at Herzing University - Kenosha, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 16% of accepted students are men, and 84% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Herzing University - Kenosha take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,852 a year. Herzing University - Kenosha has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Herzing University - Kenosha with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,074 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Wisconsin Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 VICI Beauty School 82
27 Aveda Institute - Madison 77
28 Milwaukee Career College 69
29 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 68
30 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 65
31 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 61
32 The Salon Professional Academy - Appleton 57
33 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 54
34 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 50
35 The Salon Professional Academy - Onalaska 47
36 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater 44
36 Marian University 44
36 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 44
39 The Salon Professional Academy - Kenosha 42
39 Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee 42
41 First Class Cosmetology School 41
42 Carroll University 40
43 Empire Beauty School-Green Bay 38
44 State College of Beauty Culture Inc 35
45 Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee 33
46 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals 30
46 Concordia University, Wisconsin 30
48 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Janesville 28
48 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 28
50 Panache Academy of Beauty 26
51 Bellin College 24
52 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Flex 22
53 University of Wisconsin - Madison 20
54 East-West Healing Arts Institute 18
55 Advanced College of Cosmetology 16
56 The Professional Hair Design Academy 15
57 Paul Mitchell the School Madison 13
58 University of Wisconsin - Parkside 12
58 Marquette University 12
60 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 11
61 Viterbo University 9
62 Cardinal Stritch University 8
63 University of Wisconsin - River Falls 7
64 University of Wisconsin - Superior 6
65 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 5
65 Shepherds College 5
65 College of Menominee Nation 5
65 Carthage College 5
69 Ripon College 3
69 Bella Academy of Cosmetology 3
71 Edgewood College 2
72 Lakeland University 0
72 Maranatha Baptist University 0
72 Wisconsin Lutheran College 0

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