Community Colleges in Wisconsin

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Nestled in the Great Lakes region, Wisconsin is the twentieth largest state by population and the 23rd largest state by land area. It is bordered by Lake Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois with 72 counties spread across 65,000 square miles. Wisconsin offers college-bound students over 100 higher education options including a number of community colleges and technical institutions. Top rated technical colleges in Wisconsin include Waukesha County Technical Institute, Lac Courte Oreilles Community College, Southwest Wisconsin Community College, Northcentral Technical College, and Western Technical College.

Top Reasons to Attend a Community College in Wisconsin

Community colleges and technical colleges are public entities that rely upon state funding to operate. On a national basis, community colleges enroll millions of undergraduate students. The primary drivers of this momentum include the value and access offered by technical colleges. The combination of convenience, affordability, and quality curriculum motivate students to enroll versus starting work out of high school. The access offered by community colleges is centered around the guaranteed admissions policy. Effectively this means that every qualified student will be admitted thus giving superior access to high quality institutions.

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Community Colleges in Milwaukee, Waukesha, West Allis

We have ranked the community colleges in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, and West Allis area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, WI ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at

Waukesha County Technical College Highlights

  • Serving students from Pewaukee and surrounding areas
  • 41% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
  • Tuition & fees are about $4,500 per year for state residents ($6,400 for out of state)

Top Community Colleges in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and West Allis

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
41%Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukee, WI8,000
33%Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukee, WI15,000

Other Community Colleges in Wisconsin

The table below lists all the other community colleges in Wisconsin that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.

Rate Institution Name Location Enrollment
61%Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community CollegeHayward, WI-
56%Southwest Wisconsin Technical CollegeFennimore, WI2,000
51%Western Technical College - La CrosseLa Crosse, WI4,000
50%Northcentral Technical CollegeWausau, WI5,000
50%Wisconsin Indianhead Technical CollegeShell Lake, WI3,000
45%Nicolet Area Technical CollegeRhinelander, WI1,000
44%Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen Bay, WI10,000
44%Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeEau Claire, WI6,000
39%Lakeshore Technical CollegeCleveland, WI3,000
38%Fox Valley Technical CollegeAppleton, WI11,000
35%Moraine Park Technical CollegeFond du Lac, WI6,000
34%Blackhawk Technical CollegeJanesville, WI2,000
25%Mid - State Technical CollegeWisconsin Rapids, WI3,000
23%Gateway Technical CollegeKenosha, WI9,000

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Wisconsin in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.