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74 Colleges
20,941 Yearly Graduations
$52,772 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,207 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Wisconsin is ranked #13 in the country with 20,941 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $13,193 per year to get their degree at a college in Wisconsin, while out of state students will pay an average of $16,401 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,552 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,183 Yearly Degrees
$4,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fox Valley Technical College is 11,711, which includes 1,825 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at FVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,070 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FVTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,015 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,834 Yearly Degrees
$4,734 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is 10,763, which includes 2,359 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at NWTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,256 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,348 during the early-career years.

#3

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,691 Yearly Degrees
$4,793 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,618 students at MATC in total, 3,616 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at MATC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,172 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MATC is $31,486.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,559 Yearly Degrees
$4,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,021 undergraduates at Madison College, of which 3,622 are full-time, and there are 13,057 students altogether. 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. Madison College has a 6.5% 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 $35,436 during the early-career years.

#5

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,458 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 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.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,313 a year. CVTC 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 CVTC is $37,139.

#6

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,441 Yearly Degrees
$3,723 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,094 a year. North Central Technical College has a 8.5% 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 $34,466 during the early-career years.

#7

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,408 Yearly Degrees
$4,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,245 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Technical College, and 7,839 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,379 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,892 during the early-career years.

#8

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,402 Yearly Degrees
$4,488 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. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WCTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,970 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,013 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Moraine Park Technical College is 2,654, which includes 762 full-time undergraduates. Moraine Park Technical College has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

35% of Moraine Park Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,825 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Moraine Park Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,908 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
954 Yearly Degrees
$4,900 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.

Roughly 46% of students at WITC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WITC is $35,297.

#11

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
727 Yearly Degrees
$4,572 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,611 full-time undergraduates at Western Technical College, and 4,240 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,965 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Technical College is $35,184.

#12

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
609 Yearly Degrees
$4,418 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.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,302 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mid-State is $32,943.

#13

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$4,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,420 students at LTC in total, 530 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,557 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,151 during the early-career years.

#14

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
574 Yearly Degrees
$4,571 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

43% of Southwest Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,034 a year. Southwest Tech has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southwest Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,614 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
474 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 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.

28% of BTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,102 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,634 during the early-career years.

#16

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

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

The total student population at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is 290, which includes 100 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

73% of The Institute of Beauty and Wellness students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,957 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from The Institute of Beauty and Wellness with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,710 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
263 Yearly Degrees
$4,568 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nicolet Area Technical College is 1,236, which includes 259 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Nicolet Area Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,418 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 Nicolet Area Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,895 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Herzing University - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
254 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

84% of Herzing University - Madison students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,897 a year. Herzing University - Madison has a 8.4% 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 Herzing University - Madison is $30,259.

#19

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$9,610 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UWM is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UWM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,518 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UWM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,703 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$19,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% 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 $25,049.

#20

Herzing University - Brookfield

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

The total student population at Herzing University - Brookfield is 498, of which 494 students are undergraduates and of those, 239 are full-time. Herzing University - Brookfield has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 8% are men and 92% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,486 a year. Herzing University - Brookfield has a 8.4% 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 Herzing University - Brookfield is $30,259.

#22

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$9,553 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Stout is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,384 a year. UW - Stout has a 2.9% 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 $46,343.

#23

Rasmussen University - Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
93 Yearly Degrees
$12,860 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.

Roughly 89% of students at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,079 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,226 during the early-career years.

#24

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$7,844 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%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

56% of UW - Platteville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,033 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,069 during the early-career years.

#25

Herzing University - Kenosha

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

The total student population at Herzing University - Kenosha is 679, of which 667 students are undergraduates and of those, 431 are full-time. It takes the average Herzing University - Kenosha undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 22% are men and 78% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,597 a year. Herzing University - Kenosha has a 8.4% 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 Herzing University - Kenosha is $30,259.

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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