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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 terms of yearly trade school graduations, Wisconsin is ranked #12 in the country with 22,911 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Wisconsin is $14,363 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $17,280 a year.

An estimated 64% of college students in Wisconsin take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at Fox Valley Technical College is 12,239, which includes 2,092 full-time undergraduates. 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

The total student population at Milwaukee Area Technical College is 14,482, which includes 4,651 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is 11,225, which includes 2,502 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at NWTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 14,526, of which 14,480 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,027 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 average amount of student loans 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 1,589 full-time undergraduates at Gateway Technical College, and 10,050 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

37% of Gateway Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#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 7,924 students at CVTC in total, 2,147 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at CVTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,199 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar 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 1,294 full-time undergraduates at North Central Technical College, and 6,177 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at North Central Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,347 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,569 full-time undergraduates at WCTC, and 7,467 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

33% of WCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 1,108 full-time undergraduates at WITC, and 2,966 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

54% of WITC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WITC is $29,500.

#10

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,052 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,165 students at Western Technical College in total, 1,823 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

The total student population at Moraine Park Technical College is 4,061, which includes 807 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,161 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Moraine Park Technical College is $31,400.

#12

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
725 Yearly Degrees
$4,341 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,660 students at LTC in total, 615 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

45% of LTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,230 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
515 Yearly Degrees
$4,433 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,640 students at Southwest Tech in total, 722 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at Southwest Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#14

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
479 Yearly Degrees
$4,561 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,806 students at Mid-State in total, 650 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

49% of Mid-State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#15

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,257 students at BTC in total, 722 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at BTC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BTC is $28,500.

#16

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nicolet Area Technical College is 1,258, which includes 275 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nicolet Area Technical College is $24,700.

#17

Herzing University - Madison

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

The total student population at Herzing University - Madison is 2,174, of which 1,506 students are undergraduates and of those, 749 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 79% of students at Herzing University - Madison take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Herzing University - Madison with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

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

There are 8,271 students at UW - Platteville in total, 7,479 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,477 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Platteville is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 64% of accepted students are men, and 36% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,045 a year. UW - Platteville has a 8.7% 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 - Platteville is $39,000.

#19

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

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

There are 235 students at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness in total, 81 are 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is $22,800.

#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 1,416, which includes 890 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 76% of students at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees
$9,598 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 25,731 students at UWM in total, 21,107 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,456 are full-time. It takes the average UWM undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 43% of accepted students 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 189, which includes 189 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%. Around 5% of accepted students are men, and 95% are women.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,947 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 $19,800 during the early-career years.

#23

University of Wisconsin - Stout

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

There are 8,413 students at UW - Stout in total, 7,309 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,024 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.

65% of UW - Stout students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

Students who graduate from UW - Stout with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Rasmussen University - Wisconsin

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

There are 671 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin, of which 373 are full-time, and there are 677 students altogether. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Wisconsin undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 74% of students at Rasmussen University - Wisconsin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,092 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - 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 9,668 undergraduates at UW - La Crosse, of which 9,098 are full-time, and there are 10,623 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - La Crosse, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 55% of students at UW - La Crosse take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,644 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - La Crosse is $38,300.

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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