Wisconsin Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Wisconsin

Wineries and waterfalls are two of the local perks that students at colleges in Wisconsin can explore during the state's four seasons of fun. Warm summers mean that students can swim in Lake Michigan or take a road trip to nearby fairs and festivals. In the winter, students can hit the trails on snowmobiles or skis. And year-round, cities such as Madison are home to a happening nightlife. If you are looking to study in Wisconsin, you can choose from one of the University of Wisconsin's 13 campuses. You can also find more than 25 other colleges and universities in Wisconsin that provide you with a wide range of program choices. In addition to a liberal arts education, these institutions allow you to specialize in fields like nursing, psychology or theology.


Where the jobs are in Wisconsin

Of course, you'll only be in school for so long. Then it comes time to find a job and a career you love. In Wisconsin, the state's major employers include Aurora Medical Group, the Department of Corrections, Lands End and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development also projects double-digit job growth from 2008 to 2018 in several industries. These include ambulatory health care services, administrative and support services, and social assistance.

The following figures are the mean earned wages for Wisconsin professionals working within some of these fields. Data comes from 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

  1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary: $103,610
  2. Registered nurses: $64,280
  3. Sales managers: $104,110
  4. Social and community service managers: $61,450
  5. Social workers: $55,320

With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Wisconsin can attract high-caliber students who want to stay within the state after graduation. Harley Davidson corporate headquarters are located in Wisconsin. Does it make sense for you to be there, too?

See also: Wisconsin Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Wisconsin

            Alverno College
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.alverno.edu
            Beloit College
            Beloit, Wisconsin www.beloit.edu
            Blackhawk Technical College
            Janesville, Wisconsin www.blackhawk.edu
            Carroll College
            Waukesha, Wisconsin
            Carthage College
            Kenosha, Wisconson www.carthage.edu
            Chippewa Valley Technical College
            Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Neillsville, River Falls, Wisconsin www.cvtc.edu
            College of Menominee Nation
            Keshena, Wisconsin www.menominee.edu
            Concordia University Wisconsin
            Mequon, WI www.cuw.edu
            Edgewood College
            Madison, Wisconsin www.edgewood.edu
            Fox Valley Technical College
            Appleton, Wisconsin http://www.fvtc.edu/
            Gateway Technical College
            Kenosha, Racine, Elkhorn, Burlington, Wisconsin www.gtc.edu
            Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
            Hayward, Wisconsoin www.lco.edu
            Lakeland College
            Sheboygan, Wisconsin www.lakeland.edu
            Lakeshore Technical College
            Cleveland, Wisconsin www.gotoltc.edu
            Lawrence University
            Appleton, Wisconsin www.lawrence.edu
            Madison Area Technical College
            Madison, Wisconsin matcmadison.edu
            Madison Media Institute
            Madison, Wisconsin. Associate of arts - digital art / animation, recording / music technology, video production www.madisonmedia.edu
            Maranatha Baptist Bible College
            Watertown, Wisconsin www.mbbc.edu
            Marian University
            Fond du Lac, Wisconsin www.marianuniversity.edu
            Marquette University
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.marquette.edu
            Mid-State Technical College
            Wisconsin Rapids, Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, WI www.mstc.edu
            Milwaukee Area Technical College
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.matc.edu
            Milwaukee Institute of Art Design
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.miad.edu
            Milwaukee School of Engineering
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.msoe.edu
            Moraine Park Technical College
            Fond du Lac, Wisconsin www.morainepark.edu
            Mount Mary College
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.mtmary.edu
            Nicolet Area Technical College
            Rhinelander, Wisconsin www.nicoletcollege.edu
            Northcentral Technical College
            Wausau, Wisconsin www.ntc.edu
            Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
            Green Bay, Wisconsin www.nwtc.edu
            Northland College
            Ashland, Wisconsin www.northland.edu
            Philadelphia Biblical University
            Cable, Wisconsin - Wilderness Campus www.pbu.edu
            Ripon College
            Ripon, Wisconsin www.ripon.edu
            Saint Norbert College
            De Pere, Wisconsin www.snc.edu
            Silver Lake College
            Manitowoc, Wisconsin www.sl.edu
            Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
            Fennimore, WI www.swtc.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
            Eau Claire, WI www.uwec.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
            Green Bay, WI www.uwgb.edu
            University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
            La Crosse, WI www.uwlax.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Madison
            Madison, WI www.wisc.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
            Milwaukee, WI www.uwm.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
            Oshkosh, WI www.uwosh.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Parkside
            Kenosha, WI www.uwp.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Platteville
            Platteville, WI www.uwplatt.edu
            University of Wisconsin - River Falls
            River Falls, WI www.uwrf.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
            Stevens Point, WI www.uwsp.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Stout
            Menomonie, WI www.uwstout.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Superior
            Superior, Wisconsin www.uwsuper.edu
            University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
            Whitewater, WI www.uww.edu
            University of Wisconsin Colleges
            (2-year campuses) www.uwc.edu
            Viterbo University
            La Crosse, Wisconsin www.viterbo.edu
            Waukesha County Technical College
            Pewaukee, Wisconsin www.wctc.edu
            Western Wisconsin Technical College
            La Crosse, WI www.westerntc.edu
            Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
            Shell Lake, Wisconsin www.witc.edu
            Wisconsin Lutheran College
            Milwaukee, Wisconsin www.wlc.edu
            Medical College of Wisconsin
            Nashota House Theological Seminary (Episcopal)
            Northland International University
            Dunbar, Wisconsin (formerly Northland Baptist Bible College) www.ni.edu
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            Wisconsin International University
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            Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
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