The price of education: Which 4-year Wisconsin schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Wisconsin residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Madison Area Technical College, College of Menominee Nation and University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flex, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Madison Area Technical College
Madison
15,410
$4,407
2
College of Menominee Nation
Keshena
285
$6,200
3
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flex
Kenosha
5
$6,750
4
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha
4,277
$7,389
5
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh
13,933
$7,621
6
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater
12,434
$7,692
7
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville
8,548
$7,796
8
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Bay
7,174
$7,878
9
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Falls
6,105
$8,025
10
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Superior
2,595
$8,126
11
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Point
8,222
$8,239
12
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Claire
10,904
$8,820
13
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Crosse
10,548
$9,107
14
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie
9,416
$9,457
15
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee
24,988
$9,588
16
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison
42,977
$10,555
17
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin
Bay
709
$10,935
18
Ottawa University-Milwaukee
Brookfield
206
$12,221
19
Herzing University-Brookfield
Brookfield
245
$14,000
20
Herzing University-Kenosha
Kenosha
299
$14,000
21
Herzing University-Madison
Madison
2,156
$14,000
22
Kaplan University-Milwaukee
Milwaukee
346
$14,343
23
Maranatha Baptist University
Watertown
1,139
$15,410
24
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine
Racine
55
$16,270
25
Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore
Glendale
353
$17,565
26
Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa
781
$18,011
27
Bellin College
Bay
440
$20,500
28
East-West University
Keshena
7
$22,050
29
Marian University
Lac
1,971
$27,400
30
Viterbo University
Crosse
2,796
$27,970
31
Alverno College
Milwaukee
1,942
$28,302
32
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
Manitowoc
475
$28,390
33
Lakeland University
Plymouth
2,679
$28,870
34
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon
7,288
$29,450
35
Edgewood College
Madison
2,221
$29,500
36
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee
1,114
$29,725
37
Columbia College of Nursing
Glendale
122
$29,750
38
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee
2,355
$29,998
39
Mount Mary University
Milwaukee
1,399
$30,100
40
Carroll University
Waukesha
3,452
$31,918
41
Northland College
Ashland
635
$36,183
42
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee
660
$37,360
43
Saint Norbert College
Pere
2,165
$38,129
44
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee
2,823
$40,749
45
Marquette University
Milwaukee
11,426
$41,870
46
Carthage College
Kenosha
2,860
$43,550
47
Ripon College
Ripon
756
$43,808
48
Lawrence University
Appleton
1,467
$47,475
49
Beloit College
Beloit
1,402
$50,040

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Organizations in this Story

Alverno College Bellin College Beloit College Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa Cardinal Stritch University Carroll University Carthage College College of Menominee Nation Columbia College of Nursing Concordia University-Wisconsin East-West University Edgewood College Herzing University-Brookfield Herzing University-Kenosha Herzing University-Madison Kaplan University-Milwaukee Lakeland University Lawrence University Madison Area Technical College Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee School of Engineering Mount Mary University Northland College Ottawa University-Milwaukee Rasmussen College-Wisconsin Ripon College Saint Norbert College Silver Lake College of the Holy Family University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flex University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College

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