Wisconsin is where people live when they’re ready to experience a colorful autumn, some of the best cheese around, and of course a quality college education. There are 85 colleges in the state of Wisconsin, including a public university system, private colleges, and a few medical schools.* Popular majors in Wisconsin include psychology, mechanical engineering and various liberal arts studies. Grads get jobs quickly with a low unemployment rate and go on to work at impressive places like Astronautics Corporation of America, GE Healthcare, and Plexus Corp.*
During your off hours, there are plenty of things happening all around the state. World-class fishing, hiking to caves and waterfalls, and camping out under the stars are all popular activities that make Wisconsin a coveted state for nature lovers. Of course, sometimes you want to just kick back and relax indoors. Check out O’Davey’s Pub in Fond du Lac for their signature Bloody Mary. What makes it unique? The optional garnishes include a soft pretzel and a bag of popcorn or a cheeseburger!* And when you get sports fever, head out to Lambeau Field to freeze your bum off tailgating for Aaron Rodgers and the fan-owned Green Bay Packers. However you choose to pursue an education and enjoy your down time, Wisconsin is a state overflowing with natural beauty and plenty of man-made fun.*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “Colleges and universities in Wisconsin”, “Companies based in Wisconsin” *www.travelwisconsin.com
The University of Wisconsin was founded in 1848 in Madison, Wisconsin and currently covers more than 10,000 acres along Lake Mendota. This university was the first in the University of Wisconsin System and offers over 130 academic departments for approximately 30,000 undergraduate students. The University of Wisconsin operates on a semester-based academic calendar with highly productive academic research institutes that specialize in a range of medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental studies. The graduation rate at UW is 84.8% and the school commands a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1, which is much lower than is typical for a flagship state institution.
Outside of Madison, the Wisconsin State Universities System operates smaller campuses in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Parkside, which have higher acceptance rates and condensed class sizes. Prospective students should note that Wisconsin residents receive in-state tuition at a much lower rate than applicants from out-of-state. Lower tuition rates extend to students from Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
UW has a robust funding network that includes entities like the National Institutes of Health and General Motors, making it one of the top research universities in the midwest. UW athletic teams are represented by their campus mascot, Bucky Badger. They compete in the BIG10 and play home games at the famous Camp Randall Stadium. Notable alumni include pioneer of flight Charles Lindbergh, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and naturalist John Muir.
Marquette University offers 195 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,853 students graduated with students earning 1,767 Bachelor's degrees, 651 Master's degrees, 410 Doctoral degrees, and 25 Certificates.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers 77 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,400 students graduated with students earning 2,011 Bachelor's degrees, 335 Master's degrees, 41 Doctoral degrees, 10 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Lawrence University Appleton, WI||8 : 1||1,442|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI||20 : 1||44,257|
|Beloit College Beloit, WI||12 : 1||1,143|
|Marquette University Milwaukee, WI||17 : 1||11,819|
|Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI||15 : 1||2,081|
|Shepherds College Union Grove, WI||95|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI||17 : 1||2,746|
|Ripon College Ripon, WI||14 : 1||787|
|University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse, WI||21 : 1||10,623|
|Carthage College Kenosha, WI||16 : 1||2,742|
|Edgewood College Madison, WI||14 : 1||2,038|
|Carroll University Waukesha, WI||25 : 1||3,449|
|Mount Mary University Milwaukee, WI||20 : 1||1,246|
|Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee, WI||17 : 1||870|
|University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI||27 : 1||11,255|
|Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon, WI||24 : 1||5,777|
|Bellin College Green Bay, WI||34 : 1||649|
|The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton Appleton, WI||58|
|Northland College Ashland, WI||13 : 1||609|
|University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater, WI||24 : 1||12,452|