LA Crosse, Wisconsin (WI) Colleges and Universities

There are 5 colleges and universities within a 25-mile radius of La Crosse, Wisconsin: 4 traditional schools and 1 specialty school. Look at data about location, student body, net price, and graduation rate so you can decide whether one of them is right for you.

If you're interested in attending a college or university near La Crosse, Wisconsin, you have a few different options to choose from. Reports on some of these institutions from the National Center for Education Statistics can help you make an informed decision about your educational future.

Closest Schools to La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse is home to a public university, a private university, and a public college. There is also a private university about six miles away, in the nearby town of Onalaska. No matter which La Crosse-area school you choose, you won't have to travel far.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (0.0 miles)
  • Viterbo University (0.0 miles)
  • Western Technical College (0.0 miles)
  • Globe University-La Crosse (6.1 miles)

Largest Schools Near La Crosse, Wisconsin

The student population sizes of the four non-specialty schools in the La Crosse area vary considerably. You can attend either a midsize institution or a small school. The two public schools are the largest of the colleges and universities near La Crosse.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (10,669 students)
  • Western Technical College (4,130 students)
  • Viterbo University (2,804 students)
  • Globe University-La Crosse (178 students)

Lowest Net Price

If you're concerned about college costs, it can be helpful to look at NCES data on net price. The NCES calculates a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of financial aid from the total cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate student. Take a look at the net prices of the La Crosse-area schools for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Western Technical College ($8,896 per year)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ($13,326 per year)
  • Globe University-La Crosse ($15,432 per year)
  • Viterbo University ($18,829 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES determines graduation rates by looking at the percentage of students who complete their degree programs within 150% of 'normal time.' Based on data from students who finished in 2015, these were the graduation rates for the four schools near La Crosse.

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (68%)
  • Viterbo University (51%)
  • Globe University-La Crosse (41%)
  • Western Technical College (27%)

Overall, when deciding whether or not one of the four schools near La Crosse, Wisconsin meets your educational needs, it can be helpful to examine data from the NCES.

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