Top Wisconsin Colleges and Universities

About this article
Wisconsin is located in the midwestern region of the United States. There are many excellent colleges and universities located in Wisconsin, some of which are described below.
View available schools

Top Five Schools in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is a public educational institution and was founded in 1848. There are 28,462 undergraduates enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. With this large undergraduate student population in addition to graduate and non-traditional students, the University of Wisconsin at Madison is easily the largest institution of higher learning in the state. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Wisconsin at Madison 38th in the nation. There are 20 schools and colleges for entering freshmen and freshwomen to choose from: Agricultural and Life Sciences; Business; Continuing Studies; Education; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Graduate School; Human Ecology; International Studies; Journalism and Mass Communication; Law; Letters and Science; Library and Information Studies; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Affairs; Social Work; and Veterinary Medicine. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $7,190 and $21,440 for non-residents.

Marquette University

Marquette University is a private educational institution and was founded in 1881. Located in Milwaukee, Marquette University has an undergraduate student population of 7,718. It is one of the country's largest Jesuit universities and is ranked as the 81st best school by U.S. News & World Report. There are 11 schools and colleges at Marquette University: Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Communication; Engineering; Health Sciences; Nursing; Professional Studies; Graduate School; Dentistry; Education; and Law. The undergraduate tuition and costs is estimated to be $26,270.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee is a public educational institution and was founded in 1956. There are an estimated 24,273 undergraduate students that attend the university. Located in Milwaukee, this university is the only true urban school in the state of Wisconsin. There are 11 schools and colleges at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee: Health Sciences, Letters and Science, Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, Graduate School, Social Welfare, Arts, Architecture and Urban Planning, Education and Information Studies and Business. The undergraduate tuition for residents per year is $6,957.40 and $16,685.56 for non-residents.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh is a public educational institution and was founded in 1871. There are an estimated 11,070 undergraduate students that attend the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Like many universities before it, Wisconsin-Oshkosh began as a teacher training school. Today, the university is made up of four colleges: Education and Human Services, Letters, Business Administration and Science and Nursing. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $5,632 and $13,481 for non-residents. Recently, the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh began offering a 25% reduction of tuition costs for non-residents that have family members who are graduates of the university.

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater is a public educational institution and was founded in 1868. There are an estimated 9,430 undergraduate students attending the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. From its humble beginnings of nine faculty members and 39 students, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater has grown to include four colleges: Business and Economics, Arts and Communication, Education and Letters and Science. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $5,860 and $13,432 for non-residents.

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Seton Hall University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance
      • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
      • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
      • Master of Project Management
      • Master of Finance
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Master - Human Resource Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
      • BS - Human Services
      • BS - Accounting
      • BS - Project Management
      • BS - Marketing
      • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Accounting (BS)
      • Business Administration (BS)
      • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)
      • Health Information Management (BS)
    Associate's
      • Business (AAS)
      • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
      • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
      • M.S. - Public Relations
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Creative Writing for Entertainment (Campus)
      • BS - Film (Campus)
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
    Certificate
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • MS in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
      • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
      • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
      • MSHS Clinical Operations & Healthcare Management
      • MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
    Bachelor's
      • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
      • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics
  • Online Programs Available
    10. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Management
      • BA in Communication
      • BA in Communication/Journalism
      • BA in Criminal Justice
      • BA in Criminal Justice/Human Services
      • BA in Humanities
    Associate's
      • AA in Criminal Justice
      • AA in Liberal Studies
      • AA in Psychology
      • AA in Business Administration
      • AA in Sociology
      • AS in Accounting

Featured Schools

Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

Seton Hall University

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Business Administration

What is your highest level of education?

Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • BS - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

What is your highest level of education?

Independence University

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

What is your highest level of education?