Public Colleges in Wisconsin

The 2023 Directory of Wisconsin Public Colleges and Costs

Wisconsin Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Wisconsin?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Wisconsin was $6,797 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $34 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,763 and represents a 0.5% 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 42,333 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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Wisconsin Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Hayward, Wisconsin

$4,560 NA NA
Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Mid State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

$3,865 NA NA
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin

$3,384 NA NA
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin

$4,230 NA NA
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, Wisconsin

$4,233 NA NA
University of Wisconsin Colleges

Madison, Wisconsin

$4,750 NA NA
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

$7,361 50 20
University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin

$6,298 37 13
University of Wisconsin La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

$7,585 52 20
University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

$9,273 79 86
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

$8,091 36 7