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Wisconsin Business Colleges

58 Colleges
18,289 Yearly Graduations
$64,902 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,950 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Wisconsin ranked #18 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 18,289 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,226 per year to get their degree at a college in Wisconsin, while out of state students will pay an average of $19,079 per year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,487 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
2,986 Yearly Degrees
$10,742 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,688 undergraduates at UW - Madison, of which 30,063 are full-time, and there are 44,640 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW - Madison, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 27% of students at UW - Madison take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,478 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW - Madison is $45,000.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,437 Yearly Degrees
$9,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,056 undergraduates at UWM, of which 16,620 are full-time, and there are 24,565 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UWM is 4.7 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UWM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,518 a year. UWM has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,300 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
1,148 Yearly Degrees
$7,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is 11,989, of which 10,423 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,946 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at UW - Whitewater take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,686 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
845 Yearly Degrees
$8,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is 11,017, of which 10,310 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,436 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

57% of UW - Eau Claire students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,231 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW - Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
829 Yearly Degrees
$45,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,024 undergraduates at Marquette, of which 7,715 are full-time, and there are 11,550 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Marquette. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at Marquette take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,904 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Marquette is $50,600.

#6

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
605 Yearly Degrees
$4,677 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,711 students at FVTC in total, 1,825 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39% of FVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,070 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FVTC is $32,200.

#7

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
567 Yearly Degrees
$7,717 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,068 undergraduates at UW Oshkosh, of which 7,863 are full-time, and there are 15,314 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

52% of UW Oshkosh students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,583 a year. UW Oshkosh has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
535 Yearly Degrees
$4,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,616 full-time undergraduates at MATC, and 12,618 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,172 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MATC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$9,488 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Stout is 7,970, of which 6,889 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,593 are full-time. It takes the average UW - Stout undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

62% of UW - Stout students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,384 a year. UW - Stout has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW - Stout with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$9,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,531 students at UW - La Crosse in total, 9,562 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,863 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UW - La Crosse. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,805 a year. UW - La Crosse has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#11

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
526 Yearly Degrees
$4,621 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,839 students at Gateway Technical College in total, 1,245 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,379 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gateway Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
525 Yearly Degrees
$4,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Madison Area Technical College is 13,057, of which 13,021 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,622 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,380 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Madison College is $30,600.

#13

Concordia University, Wisconsin

Mequon, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
494 Yearly Degrees
$31,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,492 students at Concordia University, Wisconsin in total, 3,094 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,235 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concordia University, Wisconsin is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Concordia University, Wisconsin take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,689 a year. Concordia University, Wisconsin has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University, Wisconsin is $37,300.

#14

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
465 Yearly Degrees
$4,659 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is 10,763, which includes 2,359 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NWTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
423 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Platteville is 7,547, of which 6,892 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,053 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW - Platteville, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,033 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,000 during the early-career years.

#16

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$30,777 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,112 undergraduates at Lakeland, of which 804 are full-time, and there are 2,753 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lakeland is 4.1 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Roughly 99% of students at Lakeland take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,100 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lakeland with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$3,673 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northcentral Technical College is 5,939, which includes 1,212 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,094 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Central Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
338 Yearly Degrees
$8,063 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,855 students at UW - River Falls in total, 5,421 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,800 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at UW - River Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,989 a year. UW - River Falls has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$4,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,021 full-time undergraduates at CVTC, and 7,367 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

46% of CVTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,313 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CVTC is $31,900.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees
$7,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Wisconsin - Parkside is 4,452, of which 3,791 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,947 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW - Parkside is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,425 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW - Parkside with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,954 students at UW - Green Bay in total, 8,498 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,826 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

50% of UW - Green Bay students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,808 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,800 during the early-career years.

#21

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$4,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,240 students at Western Technical College in total, 1,611 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,965 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Technical College is $30,300.

#23

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$4,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Waukesha County Technical College is 6,952, which includes 1,658 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at WCTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,591 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCTC is $31,200.

#24

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$33,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,068 undergraduates at Cardinal Stritch, of which 576 are full-time, and there are 1,646 students altogether. It takes the average Cardinal Stritch undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,112 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,000 during the early-career years.

#25

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$4,917 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 924 full-time undergraduates at WITC, and 2,818 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WITC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Wisconsin Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 236
27 Carthage College 234
28 Lakeshore Technical College 223
29 Saint Norbert College 193
30 Moraine Park Technical College 192
31 Mid-State Technical College 177
32 Milwaukee School of Engineering 145
33 Viterbo University 143
34 Edgewood College 136
35 Carroll University 128
36 University of Wisconsin - Superior 111
37 Herzing University - Madison 108
38 Marian University 95
39 Nicolet Area Technical College 92
40 Wisconsin Lutheran College 89
41 Alverno College 83
42 Rasmussen University - Wisconsin 69
43 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 56
44 Blackhawk Technical College 53
45 Ottawa University - Milwaukee 46
46 Maranatha Baptist University 41
47 Ripon College 38
48 Mount Mary University 37
49 Beloit College 36
49 Lawrence University 36
51 Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa 25
52 Herzing University - Kenosha 23
53 Northland College 15
54 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 14
55 Herzing University - Brookfield 13
56 College of Menominee Nation 9
57 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 6
58 University of Wisconsin - Parkside Flex 5

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