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Fox Valley Technical College is a public institution located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Appleton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

1,825 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,167 Avg In-State Tuition

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Fox Valley Technical College Rankings

We have ranked FVTC as #175 out of 1,831 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

FVTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#29 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FVTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Woodworking Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Heavy Equipment Maintenance Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Air Transportation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Mechanics & Repairers Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Building Management & Inspection Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Construction Trades Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FVTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Building Management & Inspection Schools College Factual
#5 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#6 Best Construction Trades Schools College Factual
#23 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#39 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#124 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is Fox Valley Technical College?

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Contact details for FVTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Phone: 920-735-5600

Can I Afford FVTC?

$4,167 In-State Tuition
39% Take Out Loans
11.8% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time FVTC students paid $139 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $208 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,167 $6,251
Fees $510 $510
Books and Supplies $1,974 $1,974

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FVTC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,070 a year. That adds up to $20,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FVTC is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Fox Valley Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,825 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,711 undergraduate students at FVTC, with 1,825 being full-time and 9,886 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,825 full-time undergraduates at FVTC, 54% are male and 46% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fox Valley Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 75
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 1,499
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 91

Over 48 countries are represented at FVTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Fox Valley Technical College

3,259 Took All Classes Online
4,911 Took At Least One Class Online
33.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,911 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FVTC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of FVTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fox Valley Technical College was 33.0%. This is the #717 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FVTC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FVTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 8%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 69%
Industrial Technology 50%
Quality Control Technology 63%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FVTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FVTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Quality Control Technology #1
Industrial Safety Technology #4
Occupational Safety & Health Technology #6
Quality Control Technology #11
Industrial Production Technology #13
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #67
Engineering Technologies #105
Health & Medical Administrative Services #236

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fox Valley Technical College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 489 0 0 489
Welding Technology/Welder 170 15 18 203
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 118 0 0 118
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 111 111
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 59 24 27 110
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 100 0 0 100
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 71 1 15 87
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 73 0 0 73
Electrician 40 0 18 58
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 35 22 0 57
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 10 47 57
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 56 56
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 33 0 18 51
Metal Fabricator 42 0 0 42
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 39 0 0 39
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 0 39 39
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 30 0 30
General Mechanics & Repairers 29 0 0 29
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 27 0 0 27
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 20 6 0 26
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 25 25
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 25 0 0 25
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 24 0 0 24
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 19 5 24
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 20 0 20
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 18 0 18
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 17 17
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 17 0 0 17
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 17 0 0 17
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 16 0 16
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 16 0 0 16
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 15 15
Quality Control Technology 9 5 0 14
Cabinetmaking & Millwork 0 0 14 14
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 13 0 13
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 0 13 0 13
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 12 0 12
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 11 11
Automation Engineer Technology 0 10 0 10
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 10 0 0 10
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies 0 9 0 9
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 9 0 9
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 9 0 0 9
Laboratory Technician 0 8 0 8
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 8 0 0 8
Hair Styling/Stylist & Hair Design 8 0 0 8
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 2 6 8
Instrumentation Technology 7 0 0 7
Medical Office Management/Administration 0 6 0 6
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 2 4 6
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 6 0 0 6
Other Plumbing & Related Water Supply Services 5 0 0 5
Industrial Safety Technology 0 5 0 5
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 5 5
Industrial Technology 4 0 0 4
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical Reception/Receptionist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,510 286 451 2,247

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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