Colleges in Milwaukee

Colleges in Milwaukee

The fifth-largest city in the Midwest, Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin is home to more than half a million people. The Gamma global city is known for its festivals, beer, watersports, and variety of ethnic food. Along with the food options, Milwaukee is also home to sixteen institutions of higher education, including a yeshiva.

The largest institution in the entire Milwaukee metropolitan area is the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. The public, urban, research university serves more than 25,000 students on its 102-acres of land, which, on top of hosting 14 colleges, has the only graduate school of freshwater science in the nation.

Milwaukee features a number of religious institutions, some of which feature liberal arts curriculum, including Concordia University Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Marquette University, and Mount Mary University. Mount Mary serves only woman at the undergraduate level, and was the first and only woman’s 4-year Catholic college in the state, but now offers coeducational graduate programs. Serving more than 11,000 students, Marquette claims the title of largest private institution in the state, as well as one of the largest Jesuit institutions in the nation. It was also the first co-ed Catholic institution in the world when it began accepting women back in 1909.

Also headquartered in the City of Festivals is the Medical College of Wisconsin, a private medical and graduate school. It is only one of two medical schools in the state. With the closure of the Art Institute of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is the remaining purveying of Bachelor’s of Fine Art in the Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s art districts. Milwaukee is also home to the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Milwaukee offers several options for public transport being serviced by intercity rail and bus systems, as well as high speed auto and passenger water ferries, and two airports. The majority of residents rely on their automobiles, but the city, overall, has a high walkability rating, especially in more densely-populated areas.  

Advanced Search
Marquette University

Founded in 1881, Marquette University is a Jesuit Catholic institution in Milwaukee. Marquette is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is also home to a number of academic centers and...

“…

I have just completed the first semester of my freshman year and am amazed by how much I have learned, both inside and outside the classroom. High school prepared me well for the challenging courses, but at Marquette, everything came full circle. I...

” – Briana from Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Part of the University of Wisconsin system, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a 4-year public school and the largest university in Milwaukee. UWM confers degrees in over 195 academic programs and the university is one of two doctoral-degree...

“…

There are a wide variety of classes offered and a huge list of majors to choose from. I am currently undecided, but creating a diverse schedule is helping me explore my options and decide what I would like to pursue. Advisers and counselors are very...

Carthage College

With campus on the shore of Lake Michigan, Carthage College is a liberal arts college in southeast Wisconsin affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Carthage offers bachelor’s degrees in over 50 areas of study and every major includes a...

“…

Carthage College is a great place to further one's education. The small class size allows each student to get to know each professor on a name to name basis. I have found that the professors are more than willing to help students; the student must...

” – Jensena from Portage, WI

Carroll University

Carroll University is a selective liberal arts college located Waukesha, Wisconsin, with an affiliation to the Presbyterian Church. Established in 1846, Carroll University was the first 4-year higher learning institution in the state and began with...

“…

With smaller class sizes, its easy to talk to your professors. They actually take the time to get to know you and are willing to help when you need it. Plus with the SI program, if you need help studying, there is a peer being paid to take the class...

” – Mariah from McHenry, IL

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin is a welcoming community where everyone is known by name.  You have many choices at Concordia from playing on an athletic team, participating in clubs, pursuing a major that helps you achieve your academic goals, and...

“…

I have gone to private schools my entire life. Since the first grade I have known the same group of people. When I graduated high school, I wanted to leave Wisconsin and try public school. I met some interesting people, but to be honest, I felt like...

” – Sherron from Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering

With campus a short walk from the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee School of Engineering is an engineering and science college in downtown Milwaukee. MSOE confers undergraduate degrees in 18 science and business-related fields of...

“…

While I took some basic engineering classes in High school, I'm only finished with my first year and my brain wants to burst. Don't be afraid to talk to your teachers, they are very willing to help you understand.

” – Danielle from Mukwonago, WI

Alverno College

Chartered in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College is a Catholic women’s college in Milwaukee. Alverno confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and 27 minors. In addition, Alverno eliminates letter grades and provides...

“…

Alverno College is not for the faint of heart. Alverno prepares you for your career, also known as your passion, alongside dedicated staff. Alverno College is great place to start your life long journey and learn how to do what you love.

” – Ashley from Milwaukee, WI

College placeholder image

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a public institution based in Somers, WI. It is a land-grant institution with a “selective” admissions process. Top fields of study include communications, sport and fitness management, and marketing. The...

“…

University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of the best schools in the UW system, but is one of the most underrated of all the UW schools. The business school is excellent and has provides many opportunities for success. UW-P is affordable and in a great...

” – Marie from Milwaukee, WI

College placeholder image

Cardinal Stritch University is a 4-year private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. While the school’s focus is on its Catholic foundations, it also offers a wide variety of courses in traditional subjects such as...

Mount Mary University

Mount Mary University is a 4-year nonprofit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This private, Catholic university was founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees and 9 graduate degrees...

“…

Since I have been here at Mount Mary College, I have learned a lot more than I have in High School and become a better person. By learning as much as I have already, I know that I will a woman who transform the world. I have volunteered at The...

” – Topeaka from Milwaukee, WI

College placeholder image

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Milwaukee. WLC offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, which feature small class sizes, one-on-one mentoring with faculty, and a Christian learning...

“…

In all the classes I have been in, there has always been group work and class discussion. The teachers are also very knowledgeable and friendly. This comfortable learning environment has really helped me!

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. Along with MATC’s main campus, the college also maintains three satellite locations in Mequon, Oak Creek, and West Allis. MATC offers flexible start...

“…

Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has helpful professors. The quality of the education is exceptional. The classes prepare you to work in the real world, implementing skills you learned in class.

” – Emily from Hales Corners, WI

College placeholder image

Gateway Technical College is a technical school serving southeast Wisconsin. It maintains 9 campuses and centers, offers more than 70 associate degrees and diplomas, and has transfer agreements with more than 47 schools. Through the Transcripted...

“…

This is a great Technical college! The professors are professional and helpful. I have especially benefitted from their knowledge and genuine concern.

” – Andrea from Beach Park, IL

College placeholder image

Medical College of Wisconsin is a private and independent medical school, graduate school, pharmacy school, and residency and fellowship center. Students at this institution study new medical technology, techniques, treatments and theories through...

College placeholder image

Waukesha County Technical College is a 2-year institution in the western suburbs of Milwaukee. WCTC offers degrees and certificates in over 150 programs through the college’s four schools of Applied Technologies, Business, Health, and Protective &...

“…

The classes are small enough that the teachers reach out to help you understand that material; yet the classes are large enough that you don't feel like you're the only there. Usually around 20-25 per class. They pack a lot of knowledge into a class...

” – Amanda from Hartland, WI

College placeholder image

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is a professional art school based in the Historic Third Ward district of Milwaukee. MIAD provides students their own studio space starting sophomore year.  The most popular majors are graphic design...

“…

A very focused and disciplined school for it's unruly subject: art. In the first semester you already get an idea of what you will move onto in the following years to come. Your time is not wasted and there is so much to learn at MIAD! There is not a...

” – Rebeckah from Wauwatosa, WI

College placeholder image

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology is a private, graduate education institution located in Milwaukee. The college offers a Doctor of Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology as well as a four-course sequence in forensic...

College placeholder image

The Columbia College of Nursing is a nurse training academy in the Milwaukee suburbs and the area’s only nursing program owned by a hospital system. CCON offers a 2-year bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as a 17-month master’s degree in Nursing...

College placeholder image

Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House is a Christian theological seminary in southeast Wisconsin dedicated to training students for Anglican ministry. Nashotah House offers five theological master’s degree programs as well as a...

College placeholder image

Ottawa University-Brookfield is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to adult students and a satellite campus of the Ottawa University system in the Milwaukee metro area. The Brookfield campus hosts the Angell Snyder School of Business offering...

College placeholder image

The Montessori Institute of Milwaukee is a teacher training academy with a focus on producing future Montessori educators. MIM offers a Primary Course diploma applying to teaching children ages 3 to 6 and an Elementary Course concentrating on ages 6...

College placeholder image

Founded by the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is a Catholic institution in the Milwaukee metro area and the largest Catholic seminary in America training adult students for priestly formation. Sacred Heart...

College placeholder image

Shepherds College is a Christian school of higher education for students with intellectual disabilities in southeast Wisconsin. Overseen by Shepherds Ministries, the college encourages developments in vocational, social, and life skills in its...

College placeholder image