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Colleges in Wisconsin

There are 63 colleges in Wisconsin, 31 public and 31 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Wisconsin has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of Wisconsin in Madison is the official state university and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Known simply as "Madison" by the locals, it's the oldest and largest institution in the state and is considered a "Public Ivy," a distinction coined in 1985 bestowed to universities that provide an Ivy League experience at a public school price. Further, the undergraduate program was ranked 42nd nationally and 10th among public schools by the U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Other University of Wisconsin campuses are located in Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior, and Whitewater.


Marquette University, a Jesuit, Roman Catholic university, is located in Milwaukee. It's the largest private university in the state with a student body over 11,000. Marquette ranked 82nd among national universities in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report and boasts a number of highly-regarded programs, notably those in the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and College of Health Sciences.


For a smaller college experience, consider Beloit College. Beloit's curriculum exudes "liberal arts in practice," and emphasizes experiential learning and striving to make connections between learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.


Other Wisconsin colleges include Alverno College in Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Carroll University in Waukesha, Concordia University in Mequon, Lakeland College in Plymouth, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Wisconsin, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Wisconsin

School Scholarships Available
Alverno College 8 scholarships
Bellin College 4 scholarships
Beloit College 7 scholarships
Blackhawk Technical College No scholarships
Cardinal Stritch University 13 scholarships
Carroll University 17 scholarships
Carthage College 25 scholarships
Chippewa Valley Technical College No scholarships
College of Menominee Nation No scholarships
Columbia College of Nursing No scholarships
Concordia University-Wisconsin 5 scholarships
Edgewood College 12 scholarships
Fox Valley Technical College No scholarships
Gateway Technical College No scholarships
George Williams College No scholarships
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College No scholarships
Lakeland College 12 scholarships
Lakeshore Technical College No scholarships
Lawrence University 7 scholarships
Madison Area Technical College 3 scholarships
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 29 scholarships
Marian University 15 scholarships
Marquette University 21 scholarships
Medical College of Wisconsin No scholarships
Mid-State Technical College No scholarships
Milwaukee Area Technical College No scholarships
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 2 scholarships
Milwaukee School of Engineering 7 scholarships
Montessori Institute of Milwaukee No scholarships
Moraine Park Technical College No scholarships
Mount Mary University 12 scholarships
Nashotah House No scholarships
Nicolet Area Technical College No scholarships
Northcentral Technical College No scholarships
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College No scholarships
Northland College 15 scholarships
Northland International University 6 scholarships
Ottawa University-Milwaukee No scholarships
Ripon College 20 scholarships
Sacred Heart School of Theology No scholarships
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 12 scholarships
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College No scholarships
St. Norbert College 11 scholarships
University of Wisconsin Colleges No scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire) 71 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 17 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 169 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Madison 70 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 96 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 10 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Parkside 97 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Platteville 261 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-River Falls 246 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 302 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Stout 182 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Superior 112 scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 95 scholarships
Viterbo University 12 scholarships
Waukesha County Technical College No scholarships
Western Technical College No scholarships
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 20 scholarships
Wisconsin Lutheran College 12 scholarships
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology No scholarships