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Wisconsin Masters Programs with School Information

There are 45 graduate schools in Wisconsin. Find out more about some of the institutions where you can earn a master's degree by looking at data on their locations, student population sizes, estimated costs, and graduation rates.

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Are you interested in enrolling in a master's degree program at a school in Wisconsin? Here, you can find information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) about some of your options.

Graduate Schools in Wisconsin Near Large Cities

Milwaukee is far and away the largest city in Wisconsin. It has more than twice the population of Madison, the state's capital and second largest city, and over four times the population of Green Bay, the third largest. All three cities are home to several graduate schools where you can earn a master's degree. If you're looking to study in a major metropolitan area, consider one of these five schools:

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
  • Marquette University (Milwaukee)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison)
  • Edgewood College (Madison)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay)

Largest Graduate Schools in Wisconsin

While most of the graduate schools in Wisconsin are small to midsize institutions, there are a few large public universities where you can pursue a master's degree. At schools with larger student populations you may have access to a wider range of academic resources and extracurricular opportunities. Here are the five largest master's degree-offering schools in the state:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (42,716 students)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (26,726 students)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (14,051 students)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (12,360 students)
  • Marquette University (11,491 students)

Lowest Average Graduate Tuition

Aspiring graduate students often take cost into consideration when deciding where to pursue a master's degree. The NCES reports the average graduate tuition rates for Wisconsin residents so that student can get a better idea of how much a degree will cost. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, these master's degree-offering schools had the lowest rates.

  • Madison Area Technical College ($3,852 per year)
  • Marian University ($4,608 per year)
  • Maranatha Baptist University ($4,800 per year)
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family ($6,240 per year)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout ($6,613 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES report's a school's graduation rate based on the proportion of full-time undergraduate students who finish their degrees within 150% of the expected completion time. This statistic can often provide insight into the academic quality of the institution at both the undergraduate at the graduate level. According to statistics from students who commenced their studies in fall 2009, these were the five graduate schools in Wisconsin with the highest rates:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (85%)
  • Marquette University (80%)
  • Saint Norbert College (73%)
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (68%)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (65%)

Overall, as you consider the Wisconsin schools that offer master's degrees, you can use NCES data on location, size, cost, and graduation rate to help you make an informed decision about your educational future.

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