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Cheapest Colleges in Wisconsin by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Wisconsin these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Wisconsin list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Wisconsin tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Wisconsin are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Wisconsin? Leading the colleges list is College of Menominee Nation in Keshena with an in state total cost of $14,168.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Wisconsin's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$14,168
In State Total Cost
1) College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,576
In State Total Cost
2) University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, Public Not For Profit
52 77
$14,809
In State Total Cost
3) Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,876
In State Total Cost
4) University of Wisconsin River Falls
River Falls, Public Not For Profit
48 74
$15,005
In State Total Cost
5) University of Wisconsin Parkside
Kenosha, Public Not For Profit
35 73
$15,366
In State Total Cost
6) University of Wisconsin La Crosse
La Crosse, Public Not For Profit
63 79
$15,510
In State Total Cost
7) University of Wisconsin Platteville
Platteville, Public Not For Profit
48 73
$15,628
In State Total Cost
8) University of Wisconsin Superior
Superior, Public Not For Profit
37 71
$15,726
In State Total Cost
9) University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, Public Not For Profit
49 76
$15,839
In State Total Cost
10) University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Public Not For Profit
47 75
$16,144
In State Total Cost
11) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Public Not For Profit
47 74
$16,196
In State Total Cost
12) University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Public Not For Profit
55 77
$16,400
In State Total Cost
13) University of Phoenix Madison Campus
Madison, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,421
In State Total Cost
14) University of Wisconsin Stout
Menomonie, Public Not For Profit
40 67
$17,342
In State Total Cost
15) Madison Media Institute
Madison, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,229
In State Total Cost
16) University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
Brookfield, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,020
In State Total Cost
17) Northland International University
Dunbar, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,323
In State Total Cost
18) University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Public Not For Profit
41 66
$20,664
In State Total Cost
19) Globe University Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$20,664
In State Total Cost
20) Globe University Madison East
Madison, Private For Profit
n/a n/a