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Wisconsin Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend college in Wisconsin?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Wisconsin was $15,905 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is $1,498 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Wisconsin in the middle of the pack as the 18th most expensive and 35th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $973 from the 2015-2016 average of $14,932 and represents a 6.52% annual increase. The list of Wisconsin colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 71 colleges and universities in Wisconsin, the most popular being University of Wisconsin Madison with 39,045 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,273. Beloit College is the most expensive in Wisconsin with an in-state tuition of $49,564.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Wisconsin Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alverno College
Milwaukee, 1,384 Students
$27,552 - -
Bellin College
Green Bay, 270 Students
$20,100 49 44
Beloit College  Best Value
Beloit, 1,228 Students
$49,564 82 67
Blackhawk Technical College
Janesville, 820 Students
$4,026 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
Glendale, 252 Students
$17,355 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
Milwaukee, 57 Students
$15,757 - -
Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa, 471 Students
$17,801 - -
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, 983 Students
$29,998 39 58
Carroll University
Waukesha, 2,999 Students
$31,162 58 59
Carthage College
Kenosha, 2,696 Students
$43,550 63 57
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, 2,123 Students
$4,026 - -
College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, 91 Students
$6,000 - -
Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, 3,722 Students
$29,180 61 58
DeVry University Wisconsin
Milwaukee, 64 Students
$15,835 - -
Edgewood College
Madison, 1,417 Students
$29,500 51 50
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, 2,157 Students
$4,026 - -
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, 1,495 Students
$4,026 - -
Globe University Appleton
Grand Chute, 100 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University Eau Claire
Eau Claire, 89 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University Green Bay
Green Bay, 100 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University La Crosse
Onalaska, 116 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University Madison East
Madison, 129 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University Madison West
Middleton, 97 Students
$14,040 - -
Globe University Wausau
Rothschild, 72 Students
$14,040 - -
Herzing University Brookfield
Brookfield, 206 Students
$13,130 - -
Herzing University Kenosha
Kenosha, 234 Students
$13,130 - -
Herzing University Madison
Madison, 939 Students
$13,130 - -
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Hayward, 104 Students
$4,560 - -
Lakeland College
Plymouth, 894 Students
$27,610 42 51
Lakeshore Technical College
Cleveland, 644 Students
$4,026 - -
Lawrence University  Best Value
Appleton, 1,420 Students
$47,175 82 65
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, 3,959 Students
$4,026 - -
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
Watertown, 567 Students
$14,250 42 57
Marian University
Fond Du Lac, 1,245 Students
$26,950 41 47
Marquette University  Best Value
Milwaukee, 10,390 Students
$41,290 67 52
Mid State Technical College
Wisconsin Rapids, 701 Students
$4,026 - -
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, 4,413 Students
$4,026 - -
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee, 738 Students
$35,950 - -
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, 2,529 Students
$39,039 72 67
Moraine Park Technical College
Fond du Lac, 755 Students
$4,065 - -
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, 1,137 Students
$29,510 37 50
Nicolet Area Technical College
Rhinelander, 279 Students
$4,066 - -
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, 1,203 Students
$3,221 - -
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, 2,573 Students
$4,026 - -
Northland College
Ashland, 558 Students
$34,666 - -
Northland International University
Dunbar, 431 Students
$12,290 - -
Ripon College
Ripon, 788 Students
$43,508 67 70
Saint Norbert College
De Pere, 2,113 Students
$37,314 61 57
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
Manitowoc, 307 Students
$27,800 57 63
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Fennimore, 730 Students
$4,066 - -
University of Phoenix Madison Campus
Madison, 174 Students
$9,480 - -
University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
Brookfield, 11 Students
$10,399 - -
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Madison, 5,465 Students
$4,750 - -
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, 9,906 Students
$7,361 56 74
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, 4,961 Students
$6,298 46 72
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
La Crosse, 9,548 Students
$7,585 65 80
University of Wisconsin Madison  Best Value
Madison, 39,045 Students
$9,273 87 81
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, 20,821 Students
$8,091 41 65
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, 9,374 Students
$6,422 44 70
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Kenosha, 3,287 Students
$6,298 33 71
University of Wisconsin Platteville
Platteville, 7,009 Students
$6,418 47 69
University of Wisconsin River Falls
River Falls, 5,396 Students
$6,428 47 70
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Stevens Point, 7,512 Students
$6,698 46 72
University of Wisconsin Stout
Menomonie, 6,432 Students
$7,014 39 62
University of Wisconsin Superior
Superior, 1,889 Students
$6,535 35 66
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, 10,603 Students
$6,519 43 71
Viterbo University
La Crosse, 1,844 Students
$27,280 59 65
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, 1,544 Students
$4,065 - -
Western Technical College
La Crosse, 1,709 Students
$4,065 - -
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Shell Lake, 1,124 Students
$4,294 - -
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee, 958 Students
$29,410 54 60