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78 Colleges
22,911 Yearly Graduations
$57,453 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,501 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 are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $14,363 per year to get their degree at a college in Wisconsin, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,280 per year.

About 64% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,625 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
$4,640 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.

Roughly 44% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,200 during the early-career years.

#2

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,133 Yearly Degrees
$4,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,278 students at MATC in total, 4,413 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
2,112 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.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from NWTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,079 Yearly Degrees
$4,482 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 15,250, of which 15,202 students 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$4,527 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,495 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Technical College, and 7,037 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gateway Technical College is $24,800.

#6

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,494 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 typical student loan amount is $5,199 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CVTC is $31,900.

#7

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,376 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.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#8

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,276 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.

Roughly 33% of students at WCTC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCTC is $31,200.

#9

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,222 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.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,709 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, and 4,004 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 62% of students at Western Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#11

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
975 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.

Roughly 30% of students at Moraine Park Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Moraine Park Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
725 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.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,230 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 $30,800 during the early-career years.

#13

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
515 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.

49% of Southwest Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#14

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
479 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%.

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
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from BTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
285 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.

Roughly 28% of students at Nicolet Area Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#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 2,140 students at Herzing University - Madison in total, 1,577 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 709 are full-time. It takes the average Herzing University - Madison undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 17% are men and 83% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

#18

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$7,623 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,123 undergraduates at UW - Platteville, of which 6,954 are full-time, and there are 8,955 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Platteville is 4.8 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 64% are men and 36% are women.

60% of UW - Platteville students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,045 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% 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

The total student population at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is 204, which includes 82 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,190 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% 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
$18,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa is 797, which includes 471 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$9,598 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 27,012, of which 22,337 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,137 are full-time. It takes the average UWM undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% 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.

#22

Milwaukee Career College

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

The total student population at Milwaukee Career College is 156, which includes 156 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 5% are men and 95% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,947 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Milwaukee Career College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$9,463 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stout is 8,770, of which 7,577 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,173 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,458 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Stout is $39,200.

#24

Rasmussen College - Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 650 undergraduates at Rasmussen College - Wisconsin, of which 385 are full-time, and there are 653 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rasmussen College - Wisconsin is 4.0 years.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,092 a year. Rasmussen College - Wisconsin has a 7.3% 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 Rasmussen College - Wisconsin is $27,500.

#25

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$9,127 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,597 students at UW - La Crosse in total, 9,727 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,168 are full-time. It takes the average UW - La Crosse undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

55% of UW - La Crosse students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,644 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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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