Air Force ROTC Colleges in Wisconsin

Oct 04, 2017

There are a variety of public and private institutions in Wisconsin that offer Air Force ROTC programs for college students. Explore a few of the available schools and compare and contrast their Air Force ROTC programs.

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Several schools throughout the state of Wisconsin offer Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) programs for interested college students. These institutions vary in tuition, military benefits and institution type. Learn about the different schools and the AFROTC programs that they offer below.

School Comparison

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)* Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits
University of Wisconsin-Madison 4-year, public Madison, WI $10,488 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships
Marquette University 4-year, private not-for-profit Milwaukee, WI $38,470 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships
Wisconsin Lutheran College 4-year, private not-for-profit Milwaukee, WI $27,984 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Stout 4-year, public Menomonie, WI $9,395 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships
University of Wisconsin-Superior 4-year, public Superior, WI $8,088 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs in WI

Students can choose from several different schools in Wisconsin to take part in AFROTC, including schools that participate in joint agreements with other institutions. Compare and contrast some of the different AFROTC programs available from a handful of Wisconsin schools.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to AFROTC Detachment 925, which also serves four additional campuses in the area and has won several awards for physical fitness. Students in the program participate in physical training, Leadership Lab and coursework that covers topics in the Air Force, the evolution of air and space power, national security and more. Students may also choose to participate in additional organizations, such as the Arnold Air Society, Drill Team or Color Guard. Students are eligible to compete for national AFROTC scholarships to help cover financial costs.

Marquette University

Marquette University offers AFROTC Detachment 930 to its students and the students of thirteen additional institutions in the area. Cadets must take the AFROTC courses, Leadership Lab and physical training, which usually require about four hours a week for freshmen and sophomores and six hours a week for juniors and seniors. Students can compete for three different types of national AFROTC scholarships that offer different levels of financial help to cover tuition, books, fees and offer monthly stipends. Some additional scholarship opportunities may be available for students in majors that meet the needs of the Air Force.

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College is one of the schools that offers participation in AFROTC Detachment 930 from Marquette University. Students complete the same program requirements as Marquette students, including the AFROTC coursework that covers topics in the Air Force, national security and leadership. Interested high school students can compete for 3-year and 4-year AFROTC scholarships to help cover expenses. Once in-college, cadets may apply for scholarships based on academic and cadet corps performances.

University of Wisconsin-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers its AFROTC program through a joint agreement with the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Cadets are members of St. Thomas' AFROTC Detachment 410 and participate in AFROTC coursework, Leadership Lab, physical training and field training the summer before their junior year. Students complete all requirements at the University of St. Thomas and are enrolled with St. Thomas as non-degree seeking students. Students can apply for national AFROTC scholarships.

University of Wisconsin-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers an AFROTC program through the University of Minnesota Duluth. Similar to some of the other joint agreement schools, students complete their AFROTC requirements at the University of Minnesota Duluth, but finish their major and earn their degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Students in the program become physically fit, improve communication skills and develop leadership skills through the traditional program requirements. Students are also eligible to compete for 2- to 4-year scholarships to help pay for tuition, fees, books and a monthly stipend.

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