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Wisconsin Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Wisconsin?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Wisconsin was $6,779 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $37 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,742 and represents a 0.55% annual increase. The list of Wisconsin public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Wisconsin and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 31 public colleges and universities in Wisconsin, the most popular being University of Wisconsin Madison with 38,284 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,273. University of Wisconsin Madison is the most expensive public school in Wisconsin with an in-state tuition of $9,273.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Wisconsin colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Wisconsin or cheap Wisconsin colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Wisconsin Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blackhawk Technical College
Janesville, 822 Students
$4,123 - -
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, 2,094 Students
$3,966 - -
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, 2,395 Students
$3,966 - -
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, 1,379 Students
$3,966 - -
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Hayward, 106 Students
$4,560 - -
Lakeshore Technical College
Cleveland, 675 Students
$3,966 - -
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, 4,303 Students
$3,966 - -
Mid State Technical College
Wisconsin Rapids, 866 Students
$3,966 - -
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, 4,717 Students
$3,966 - -
Moraine Park Technical College
Fond du Lac, 856 Students
$4,086 - -
Nicolet Area Technical College
Rhinelander, 333 Students
$4,523 - -
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, 1,395 Students
$3,173 - -
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, 2,681 Students
$3,966 - -
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Fennimore, 776 Students
$4,002 - -
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Madison, 5,766 Students
$4,750 - -
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, 9,499 Students
$7,361 55 77
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, 4,149 Students
$6,298 49 76
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
La Crosse, 9,617 Students
$7,585 63 79
University of Wisconsin Madison  Best Value
Madison, 38,284 Students
$9,273 87 81
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, 20,250 Students
$8,091 41 66