Wisconsin Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Wisconsin by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Wisconsin by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Wisconsin but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Wisconsin for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 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 out of state total cost of $14,526.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Wisconsin's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 College of Menominee Nation

Keshena, Private Not For Profit

$14,526 NA NA
#2 Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Public Not For Profit

$16,158 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Madison Campus

Madison, Private For Profit

$16,400 NA NA
#4 University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus

Brookfield, Private For Profit

$18,229 NA NA
#5 Northland International University

Dunbar, Private Not For Profit

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

Eau Claire, Private For Profit

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

Madison, Private For Profit

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

Green Bay, Private For Profit

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

Middleton, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#10 Globe University Wausau

Rothschild, Private For Profit

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

Onalaska, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#12 Globe University Appleton

Grand Chute, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#13 Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Private For Profit

$21,202 NA NA
#14 University of Wisconsin River Falls

River Falls, Public Not For Profit

$22,586 40 12
#15 Bryant and Stratton College Glendale

Glendale, Private For Profit

$22,865 NA NA
#16 Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa, Private For Profit

$22,998 NA NA
#17 University of Wisconsin Superior

Superior, Public Not For Profit

$23,545 35 9
#18 DeVry University Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#19 University of Wisconsin Platteville

Platteville, Public Not For Profit

$23,803 43 14
#20 University of Wisconsin Parkside

Kenosha, Public Not For Profit

$24,017 27 7
#21 University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Green Bay, Public Not For Profit

$24,061 37 14
#22 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Public Not For Profit

$24,489 41 14
#23 Herzing University Madison

Madison, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#24 Herzing University Kenosha

Kenosha, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#25 Herzing University Brookfield

Brookfield, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#26 University of Wisconsin La Crosse

La Crosse, Public Not For Profit

$24,531 55 27
#27 University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Whitewater, Public Not For Profit

$24,666 38 13
#28 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Public Not For Profit

$24,708 41 19
#29 University of Wisconsin Stout

Menomonie, Public Not For Profit

$24,792 42 13
#30 Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Watertown, Private Not For Profit

$25,260 48 22
#31 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Public Not For Profit

$25,731 49 22
#32 Bellin College

Green Bay, Private Not For Profit

$30,960 NA NA
#33 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Public Not For Profit

$32,760 39 9
#34 Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Private Not For Profit

$36,400 41 33
#35 Viterbo University

La Crosse, Private Not For Profit

$38,945 52 59
#36 Alverno College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$39,174 NA NA
#37 Lakeland College

Plymouth, Private Not For Profit

$40,604 32 16
#38 Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$41,448 46 63
#39 Mount Mary College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$41,740 38 34
#40 Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$42,146 57 68
#41 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, Private Not For Profit

$42,286 49 39
#42 Edgewood College

Madison, Private Not For Profit

$42,750 57 40
#43 Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, Private Not For Profit

$43,322 60 60
#44 Carroll University

Waukesha, Private Not For Profit

$44,034 49 38
#45 Northland College

Ashland, Private Not For Profit

$47,722 NA NA
#46 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$48,600 NA NA
#47 University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, Public Not For Profit

$50,493 79 79
#48 Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Private Not For Profit

$50,914 59 54
#49 Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$52,930 64 76
#50 Ripon College

Ripon, Private Not For Profit

$54,516 56 77
#51 Marquette University

Milwaukee, Private Not For Profit

$57,952 66 49
#52 Carthage College

Kenosha, Private Not For Profit

$58,700 56 51
#53 Lawrence University

Appleton, Private Not For Profit

$60,741 71 90
#54 Beloit College

Beloit, Private Not For Profit

$62,162 66 89