• Tuition

    Tuition is the cost of taking courses/classes at your college. It will vary depending on which school you attend. Sometimes tuition may include fees, and how you know you're also paying for fees is that it will typically be listed as "tuition & fees". Fees are expenses you pay for certain activities, building access uses, parking, etc. This will also vary by college.

  • Cost of Attendance (COA)

    Cost of Attendance is the cost of to go to school. Expenses in these estimated costs include a variety of different things such as: room & board (housing), meal plans, travel/transportation, supplies, loan fees, and miscellaneous.

  • Housing and Meal Plans

    Housing and meal plans will vary based on your college. Housing can be offered in a variety of different ways: single, double, triple, quadruple, and more. Prices will vary based on the whether you are sharing the space with a roommate or roommate(s), amenities it offers, and sometimes location. Meal plans will vary whether it is offering a total number of meals per week or semester, or points.

Madison College & UW-System Colleges Information

*This list does not include all the UW-system colleges campuses, this list only includes the main campuses of these colleges. If you want to see a full list of the UW-system colleges and campuses, please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/campuses/

Where: Madison, WI

Student population: 19,089 (Truax campus, 2018-2019 data), source

Tuition & COA (WI resident, per year): Visit this web page for information

Quick facts:

  • 180 programs & 11 areas of study
    Affordable
  • #1 source for UW-Madison Transfer students
    Source

Link: https://madisoncollege.edu/

Where: Eau Claire, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 9,497 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $8,870 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $16,900 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts: 

  • “Consistently rated among the 10 public Midwestern universities and recognized nationally for quality academics and high return on investment”, source

Link: https://www.uwec.edu/

Where: Green Bay, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 7,579 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $7,874

COA (WI resident, per year): $15,958, source

Quick facts: 

  • Top undergraduate programs (by degree granted):

Link: https://www.uwgb.edu/

Where: La Crosse, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 9,617 (fall 2019)  source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $9,282 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $15,919 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts: https://www.uwlax.edu/admissions/explore/fast-facts/

Link: https://www.uwlax.edu/

Where: Madison, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 19,661 (spring 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $10,746 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $27,228 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts: 

Link: https://www.wisc.edu/

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 19,362 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $9,598

COA (WI resident, per year): $21,033, source

Quick facts:

  • Wisconsin’s largest online education program, with more than 850 classes and 40 fully online certificate and degree programs
  • One of the world’s top film programs
  • Read more about UWM here

Link: https://uwm.edu/

Where: Oshkosh, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 12,688 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $7,692 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $16,458 – $16,658 (range due to meal plan and housing options, 2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

Link: https://uwosh.edu/

Where: Kenosha, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 3,938 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $7,443 (2019-20 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): View COA information here

Quick facts: 

Link: https://www.uwp.edu/

Where: Platteville, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 6,790 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $7,922

COA (WI resident, per year): $15,172, source

Quick facts:

Link: https://www.uwplatt.edu/

Where: River Falls, WI

Student population (undergraduate): $5,581 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $8,064 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $14,850 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

  • UWRF is home to the second largest undergraduate diary science program in the U.S.
  • Read more facts here

Link: https://www.uwrf.edu/

Where: Stevens Point, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 6,812 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $8,308 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $15,931 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

Link: https://www.uwsp.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Where: Menomonie, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 7,289 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $9,488 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $17,086 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

Link: https://www.uwstout.edu/

Where: Superior, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 2,257 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $8,570 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $19,890 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

Link: https://www.uwsuper.edu/index.cfm

Where: Whitewater, WI

Student population (undergraduate): 10,158 (fall 2019), source

Tuition (WI resident, per year): $7,726 (2020-21 data)

COA (WI resident, per year): $14,046 (2020-21 data), source

Quick facts:

Link: https://www.uww.edu/

College/University

Location

Student Undergraduate Population

Tuition & COA (per year, WI Resident)

Quick Facts

Link

Madison College

Madison, WI

19,089 (Truax campus, 2018-2019 data)


Source

Information here

180 programs & 11 areas of study


#1 source for UW-Madison Transfer students


Source

https://madisoncollege.edu/

UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

9,497 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $8,870 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $16, 900 (2020-2021 data)


Source

“Consistently rated among the 10 public Midwestern universities and recognized nationally for quality academics and high return on investment.”


Source

https://www.uwec.edu/

UW-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI

7,579 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $7,874


COA: $15,958


Source

Top Undergraduate Programs (by degree granted):

Business Administration Psychology

Human Biology

Nursing

Click here for more quick facts


https://www.uwgb.edu/

UW-La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

9,617 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $9,282 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $15,919 (2020-2021 data)


Source

Click here to view quick facts about UW-La Crosse

https://www.uwlax.edu/

UW-Madison

Madison, WI

29,661 (spring 2020)


Source

Tuition: $10,746 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $27,288 (2020-2021 data)


Source

Top 10 list of colleges that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs


Source


Click here to view more quick facts about UW-Madison

https://www.wisc.edu/

UW-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

19,361 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $9,598


COA: $21,033


Source

Wisconsin's largest online program - with more than 850 classes, 40 fully online certificate and degree programs


One of the world's top film program


Source

https://uwm.edu/

UW-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

12,688 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $7,692 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $16,458 - $16,658 (range due to meal plan and housing options, 2020-2021 data)


Source

Takes 15 minuates to walk across campus


Read more facts about UW-Oshkosh here

https://uwosh.edu/

UW-Parkside

Kenosha, WI

3,938 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $7,443 (2019-2020 data)


COA: view information here

The only NCAA Division II Athletic Program in WI


View more facts here

https://www.uwp.edu/

UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

6,970 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $7,922


COA: $15,172


Source

Tuition ranks among the lowest in the UW-system


Read more facts here

https://www.uwplatt.edu/

UW-River Falls

River Falls, WI

5,581 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $8,064 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $14,850 (2020-2021 data)


Source

UWRF is home to the second largest undergraduate dairy science program in the U.S.


View more facts about UWRF here

https://www.uwrf.edu/

UW-Stevens Point

6,812 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $8,308 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $15,931 (2020-2021 data)


Source


First university in WI to attain 100% renewable electricity, source


Read more facts about UWSP here

https://www.uwsp.edu/Pages/default.aspx

UW-Stout

Menomonie, WI

7,289 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $9,488 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $17,086 (2020-2021 data)


Source

First ever higher education recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, source


Read more facts about UW-Stout here

https://www.uwstout.edu/

UW-Superior

Superior, WI

2,257 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $8,570 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $19,890 (2020-2021 data)


Source

Top Unique Programs:

Art Therapy

Transportation and Logistics Management, source


More facts about UW-Superior

https://www.uwsuper.edu/index.cfm

UW-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI

10,158 (fall 2019)


Source

Tuition: $7,726 (2020-2021 data)


COA: $14,046 (2020-2021 data)


Source

#6 in the top 30 online education programs in the U.S. 2019-2020, source


Read more fast facts about UWW

https://www.uww.edu/