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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 2017/2018 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 $14,625.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Wisconsin's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$14,625
In State Total Cost
1) College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, Private Not For Profit
- -
$14,704
In State Total Cost
2) University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, Public Not For Profit
52 77
$15,113
In State Total Cost
3) Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Public Not For Profit
- -
$15,422
In State Total Cost
4) University of Wisconsin La Crosse
La Crosse, Public Not For Profit
63 79
$15,601
In State Total Cost
5) University of Wisconsin Parkside
Kenosha, Public Not For Profit
35 73
$15,612
In State Total Cost
6) University of Wisconsin Platteville
Platteville, Public Not For Profit
48 73
$15,750
In State Total Cost
7) University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Public Not For Profit
47 75
$15,819
In State Total Cost
8) University of Wisconsin Superior
Superior, Public Not For Profit
37 71
$15,984
In State Total Cost
9) University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, Public Not For Profit
49 76
$16,143
In State Total Cost
10) University of Wisconsin River Falls
River Falls, Public Not For Profit
48 74
$16,379
In State Total Cost
11) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Public Not For Profit
47 74
$16,400
In State Total Cost
12) University of Phoenix Madison Campus
Madison, Private For Profit
- -
$16,578
In State Total Cost
13) University of Wisconsin Stout
Menomonie, Public Not For Profit
40 67
$16,722
In State Total Cost
14) University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Public Not For Profit
55 77
$18,229
In State Total Cost
15) University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
Brookfield, Private For Profit
- -
$20,020
In State Total Cost
16) Northland International University
Dunbar, Private Not For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
17) Globe University Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
18) Globe University Madison East
Madison, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
19) Globe University Green Bay
Green Bay, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
20) Globe University Madison West
Middleton, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
21) Globe University Wausau
Rothschild, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
22) Globe University La Crosse
Onalaska, Private For Profit
- -
$20,664
In State Total Cost
23) Globe University Appleton
Grand Chute, Private For Profit
- -
$20,925
In State Total Cost
24) University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Public Not For Profit
41 66
$21,202
In State Total Cost
25) Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Private For Profit
- -
$21,925
In State Total Cost
26) Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
Glendale, Private For Profit
- -
$22,575
In State Total Cost
27) University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, Public Not For Profit
87 81
$23,007
In State Total Cost
28) Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa, Private For Profit
- -
$23,180
In State Total Cost
29) Maranatha Baptist Bible College
Watertown, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,669
In State Total Cost
30) DeVry University Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Private For Profit
- -
$23,669
In State Total Cost
31) Herzing University Madison
Madison, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,669
In State Total Cost
32) Herzing University Kenosha
Kenosha, Private Not For Profit
- -
$23,669
In State Total Cost
33) Herzing University Brookfield
Brookfield, Private Not For Profit
- -
$29,300
In State Total Cost
34) Bellin College
Green Bay, Private Not For Profit
- -
$35,422
In State Total Cost
35) Marian University
Fond Du Lac, Private Not For Profit
36 45
$36,910
In State Total Cost
36) Viterbo University
La Crosse, Private Not For Profit
58 69
$37,198
In State Total Cost
37) Alverno College
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
- -
$37,460
In State Total Cost
38) Lakeland College
Plymouth, Private Not For Profit
40 49
$37,662
In State Total Cost
39) Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
36 51
$38,088
In State Total Cost
40) Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
Manitowoc, Private Not For Profit
- -
$39,440
In State Total Cost
41) Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
- -
$39,794
In State Total Cost
42) Edgewood College
Madison, Private Not For Profit
45 51
$39,850
In State Total Cost
43) Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
54 64
$40,730
In State Total Cost
44) Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, Private Not For Profit
66 64
$41,726
In State Total Cost
45) Carroll University
Waukesha, Private Not For Profit
56 58
$44,843
In State Total Cost
46) Northland College
Ashland, Private Not For Profit
- -
$46,186
In State Total Cost
47) Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
- -
$47,010
In State Total Cost
48) Saint Norbert College
De Pere, Private Not For Profit
59 61
$49,846
In State Total Cost
49) Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
69 68
$50,741
In State Total Cost
50) Ripon College
Ripon, Private Not For Profit
66 69
$52,702
In State Total Cost
51) Marquette University
Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit
65 49
$54,750
In State Total Cost
52) Carthage College
Kenosha, Private Not For Profit
61 55
$57,033
In State Total Cost
53) Lawrence University
Appleton, Private Not For Profit
80 65
$58,142
In State Total Cost
54) Beloit College
Beloit, Private Not For Profit
74 67