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Moraine Park Technical College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Learn about its admission requirements, certificate and degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Moraine Park Technical College

Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) is a 2-year public school with its main campus located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The college operates two additional campuses in Beaver Dam and West Bend, as well as two regional education centers in Hartford and Ripon. The college was founded in 1912. In 2011, MPTC had 6,734 undergraduates enrolled, 82% of which were part-time students.


Moraine Park Technical College offers almost 60 certificate programs and apprenticeship programs plus more than 50 associate's degree programs in various career training and academic fields. Students may pursue career training and development, and prepare for entry into the workforce. MPTC also offers programs intended to prepare students for transfer to 4-year institutions; the goal of these curricula is to allow MPTC students to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate program locally, depending on the curriculum of the 4-year program they want to transfer into. Online and general education courses and programs round out MPTC's offerings, including an opportunity for high school students to earn credits prior to enrolling full-time at a college or university.

In 2011, some of the more popular programs in which certificates and degrees were conferred included business, health professions, construction trades, and precision production.


MPTC has an open admissions policy. For certificate programs, students must submit a completed application and application fee. Students wishing to pursue an associate's degree must indicate their intended program of study on the application. Students must also submit the application fee, official high school and post-secondary transcripts (if they have attended other colleges or universities), and placement test scores. If students have taken the ACT, these scores are acceptable. If they have not, students can take placement testing at the college. ACT scores do not factor into admissions decisions; rather, they are used to place students in appropriate courses. Some programs require additional steps for admission; others have only a limited period during which applications will be accepted.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at Moraine Park Technical College varies by residency. For the 2012-13 academic year, Wisconsin residents are charged $116.90/credit hour. Non-residents are charged an additional $58.45/credit hour, bringing their total tuition charge to $175.35/credit hour. The college estimated that books will cost students $1,472/year. There is no student housing available at MPTC, so room and board will vary depending on the student's living arrangements.

Financial aid is available to MPTC students. The most common forms of aid in 2011 were Pell grants, with 19% of all undergraduates receiving them. Scholarships are available to first-time, full-time undergraduates. Applicants can find a complete list of available scholarships on the school's website. In 2011, 8% of first-time, full-time undergraduates were awarded institutional aid.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Certificates, associate's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Small city*
Student Body 6,734 in 2011*
Student Housing None*
Schools and Programs Roughly 60 certificate and apprenticeship programs, more than 50 associate's degree programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Certificate, less than one year: nursing assistant/aide and patient care assistant/aide (179)*
Certificate, less than two years: licensed practical/vocational nurse training (77)*
Associate's: registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing, other (83)*
Certificate, less than four years: machine shop technology/assistant (19)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 22% within normal program completion time
36% within 150% of normal program completion time
42% within twice normal program completion time*
Admission Rate Open admissions policy*
Entering Class Size 395 in 2011 (152 full-time, 243 part-time)***
First Year Retention Rates 63% of full-time students, 55% of part-time students*
Undergraduate Application Deadline Rolling application processing**
Decision Notification Date Rolling notifications**
Tuition $116.90/credit hour for state residents; $175.35/credit hour for non-residents (2012-2013)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of First-time Full-time Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011:
federal grants (46%), Pell grants (46%), other federal grants (6%), state or local government grants or scholarships (23%), institutional grants or scholarships (8%), federal student loans (54%)*
Percentage of First-time Full-time Students Receiving Financial Aid of Any Type 70% in 2010-2011*

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, **Moraine Park Technical College, ***IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics

School Contact Information:

  • Address: Admissions and Retention, Moraine Park Technical College, 235 North National Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1940
  • Phone: 1-800-472-4554
  • Website:

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