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Wisconsin Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Wisconsin?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Wisconsin was $6,783 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $41 from the 2015-2016 average of $6,742 and represents a 0.61% 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 39,045 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Wisconsin Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Blackhawk Technical College
Janesville, 820 Students
$4,026 - -
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, 2,123 Students
$4,026 - -
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, 2,157 Students
$4,026 - -
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, 1,495 Students
$4,026 - -
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Hayward, 104 Students
$4,560 - -
Lakeshore Technical College
Cleveland, 644 Students
$4,026 - -
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, 3,959 Students
$4,026 - -
Mid State Technical College
Wisconsin Rapids, 701 Students
$4,026 - -
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, 4,413 Students
$4,026 - -
Moraine Park Technical College
Fond du Lac, 755 Students
$4,065 - -
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 - -
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Fennimore, 730 Students
$4,066 - -
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