Wisconsin In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Wisconsin by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 Madison Area Technical College in Madison with an in state total cost of $14,154.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Wisconsin's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Public Not For Profit

$14,154 NA NA
#2 College of Menominee Nation

Keshena, Private Not For Profit

$14,509 NA NA
#3 University of Wisconsin River Falls

River Falls, Public Not For Profit

$15,363 42 12
#4 University of Wisconsin Parkside

Kenosha, Public Not For Profit

$15,770 29 11
#5 University of Wisconsin Platteville

Platteville, Public Not For Profit

$15,843 44 15
#6 University of Wisconsin La Crosse

La Crosse, Public Not For Profit

$15,874 53 21
#7 University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Green Bay, Public Not For Profit

$15,953 37 14
#8 University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Whitewater, Public Not For Profit

$15,965 38 13
#9 University of Wisconsin Superior

Superior, Public Not For Profit

$16,135 37 9
#10 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Public Not For Profit

$16,230 38 15
#11 University of Phoenix Madison Campus

Madison, Private For Profit

$16,400 NA NA
#12 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Public Not For Profit

$17,223 40 11
#13 University of Wisconsin Stout

Menomonie, Public Not For Profit

$17,312 43 13
#14 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Public Not For Profit

$17,745 48 18
#15 University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus

Brookfield, Private For Profit

$18,229 NA NA
#16 Northland International University

Dunbar, Private Not For Profit

$20,020 NA NA
#17 Globe University Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#18 Globe University Madison East

Madison, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#19 Globe University Green Bay

Green Bay, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#20 Globe University Madison West

Middleton, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#21 Globe University Wausau

Rothschild, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#22 Globe University La Crosse

Onalaska, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#23 Globe University Appleton

Grand Chute, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#24 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Public Not For Profit

$20,746 38 8
#25 Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Private For Profit

$21,202 NA NA
#26 Bryant and Stratton College Glendale

Glendale, Private For Profit

$22,865 NA NA
#27 DeVry University Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#28 University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, Public Not For Profit

$24,092 79 86
#29 Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Private For Profit

$24,262 NA NA
#30 Herzing University Madison

Madison, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#31 Herzing University Kenosha

Kenosha, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#32 Herzing University Brookfield

Brookfield, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#33 Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Watertown, Private Not For Profit

$26,750 52 30
#34 Bellin College

Green Bay, Private Not For Profit

$30,885 59 16
#35 Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Private Not For Profit

$37,170 42 16
#36 Viterbo University

La Crosse, Private Not For Profit

$40,020 46 43
#37 Alverno College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$40,196 NA NA
#38 Lakeland College

Plymouth, Private Not For Profit

$41,511 NA NA
#39 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, Private Not For Profit

$42,286 NA NA
#40 Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$43,284 54 64
#41 Mount Mary College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$43,370 49 59
#42 Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$43,958 48 76
#43 Edgewood College

Madison, Private Not For Profit

$44,200 NA NA
#44 Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, Private Not For Profit

$44,552 61 69
#45 Carthage College

Kenosha, Private Not For Profit

$45,100 54 79
#46 Carroll University

Waukesha, Private Not For Profit

$45,700 48 37
#47 Northland College

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$49,084 47 65
#48 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$49,850 NA NA
#49 Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Private Not For Profit

$52,720 59 50
#50 Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$55,054 67 79
#51 Ripon College

Ripon, Private Not For Profit

$56,526 52 76
#52 Marquette University

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$60,138 70 58
#53 Lawrence University

Appleton, Private Not For Profit

$62,835 70 88
#54 Beloit College

Beloit, Private Not For Profit

$64,054 NA NA