Top Wisconsin Colleges and Universities

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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.
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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.

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    1. Universal Technical Institute

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    2. Full Sail University

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    3. Concordia University Portland

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    5. Divine Mercy University

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    6. The Chicago School

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    8. Fortis College

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    9. Liberty University

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Universal Technical Institute

  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
  • Marine Technician Specialist
  • Diesel Technology

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development

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?

Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AAS in Legal Support and Services
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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Divine Mercy University

  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Counseling

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The Chicago School

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health

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Independence University

  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Medical Assisting (AOS)

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Fortis College

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Lab Technician

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