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Online Colleges in Wisconsin

On this page you’ll find a collection of tools and resources designed to give you a fresh perspective on earning a degree from one of Wisconsin’s online colleges. Begin with our review of the Wisconsin postsecondary education system as a whole and the state’s past and present online education efforts.

From there, go to our ranked profiles of the top online colleges in Wisconsin, sorted by affordability. Explore our directory of scholarships available to both online and offline students in Wisconsin, our list of the state’s most important higher education resources or even our complete database of online colleges nationwide.


Postsecondary Education in Wisconsin

The number of Title IV postsecondary institutions in Wisconsin has grown steadily from 88 in 2003 to 106 as of 2010.

Wisconsin was among the Top 5 states that cut the most education funding per student last year with a 3.3% decrease in spending.

Average public four-year in-state tuition sits about equal with the national average at $8,200.

The state is in the Top 20 nationwide for graduation rates, having 27.4% of students finish school in four years.


Online Education in Wisconsin

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 7.6% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Wisconsin (28,398 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 78.6% of those students were undergraduates
  • 35.7% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 12.6% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 13.6% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 49.3% were living in Wisconsin
  • 12% were living elsewhere in the United States

Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest annual conferences on distance learning. With a history 30 years in the making, The Distance Teaching and Learning Conference is one of the most highly regarded gatherings of online students and teachers in the nation.

In 2012, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker planned to take the lead in online education by announcing the UW Flexible Degree option within the public system. This online effort allows adults looking to finish their degree the ability to start classes at any time, finish them at their own pace and claim credits for real-world experiences.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Wisconsin

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Wisconsin, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

1
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Green Bay
$282
$6,778

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

UWGB offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees designed for the working adult. The school provides flexible programs for transfer students, and has transfer guidelines in place for a number of local and regional technical and community colleges. All distance degrees are fulfilled entirely online through the Desire2Learn LMS, though hybrid courses are available to students wishing to complete some coursework in a classroom setting. In addition to undergraduate degrees, UWGB offers one graduate degree program online, as well as certificates in Emergency Management, Public and Environmental Affairs and Nonprofit Management.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies, Emergency Management Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies, Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Applied Studies, Human Development Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Policy Studies Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Leadership in Public Services Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Emphasis

Distance learners must take proctored placement exams for math and english general education courses, and additional course and GPA requirements are necessary to enroll in the online Masters degree program.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management

Resources like the Cofrin Library, career services center, writing center, and disabilities services can be accessed virtually, as well as proctored placement testing services. If within driving distance to campus, online students have access to free one-on-one mental health counseling and free RN screenings. Distance learners can claim veteran's benefits, and scholarship options are available to qualifying undergraduates.

Contact Information

2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #72 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #26 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans

University of Wisconsin – Superior

2
University of Wisconsin – Superior
Superior
$305
$7,320

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Superior

The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits UW-Superior's distance learning programs. Courses must be completed on a term basis, using the Desire2Learn LMS; however, students can access and submit most assignments utilizing a digital dropbox in Learn@UW-Superior. Applicants on the fence about online learning can take a personal assessment to determine if it is right for them. Besides undergraduate degrees, UW-Superior also offers one online graduate degree, and certificates in Sustainable Management Science, Sustainable Enterprise Management, and Transportation and Logistics.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's in Communicating Arts
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor's in Health and Wellness Management
  • Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies (Self Designed Major)
  • Bachelor's in Exercise Science
  • Bachelor's in Sustainable Management

Admission requirements for online learning at UW-Superior follow the same comprehensive process as traditional enrollment.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management

Distance learning students have access to a number of resources through UW-Superior such as the Distance Learning Library, online tutoring and technology services, the student writing center and counseling services. There are a number of distance learning scholarships available to students in financial need, and applying for financial aid is encouraged to assist with educational costs.

Contact Information

Belknap & Catlin
Superior, WI 54880-4500
(715) 394-8101


Acclaim for online programs

  • #23 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #33 on U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

3
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Oshkosh
$345
$8,280

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh's Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement online degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and operate on the Desire2Learn platform. Students may earn their undergraduate degree entirely online or choose a hybrid option with some on-campus classes. Besides undergraduate degrees, UW-Oshkosh offers several graduate degree programs, as well as certificates in Fire and Emergency Response Management, Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership Development, and Organizational Administration.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BLS in Leadership Development
  • BLS in Liberal Studies
  • BLS in Business Administration
  • BAS in Fire and Emergency Response Management
  • BAS in Aviation Management
  • BAS in Public Safety

Students are required to have completed general core requirements for each degree, and can finish their degree online in two years; however, they must earn a minimum of 120 credits through the university. Consult your distance learning academic advisor for any further degree requirements.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management (offered in collaboration with four other UW campuses)
  • M.S. in Transitional Human Services Leadership
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP

Distance learning students have access to a number of resources like tutoring services located at the Center for Academic Resources, discounted child care services at Children's Center on campus, and the Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO) peer support group. Tuition cost is the same for both in- and out-of-state residents enrolled in online degree seeking programs. UW-Oshkosh provides scholarship options for online students, and encourages students in financial need to apply for financial aid.

Contact Information

800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1234


Acclaim for online programs

  • #84 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #83 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #19 on U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

4
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Eau Claire
$344
$8,764

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Desire2Learn creates the virtual learning ecosystem at UW-Eau Claire. Students take quizzes, interact on discussion boards, and consult video lectures all within this system. Besides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UW-Eau Claire offers online certificates in Foundations of Business, Library Media Specialist, and Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (DSEPS).

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership and Communication

UW-Eau Claire also partners with Education To Go (Ed2go) to offer over 300 noncredit courses online, all taught by Ed2go instructors, many of whom are nationally recognized authors. These noncredit courses are meant to enhance students' continued education, and are available in areas like Accounting, Design and Composition, and Personal Development.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A.
  • Masters of Business Administration Foundational Program
  • Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

All distance learning students have access to the Learning and Technology Services Help Desk. The Academic Skills Center offers free peer tutoring, and facilitated group studies. Financial aid options are available to distance learning students in financial need, including Federal Work Study programs, and scholarships granted for academic achievements.

Contact Information

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-2637


Acclaim for online programs

  • #10 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #6 on U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools

University of Wisconsin – Platteville

5
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Platteville
$370
$8,880

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Platteville

UW-Platteville has been hosting 100% online undergraduate and graduate degree programs for over 35 years. Students can sit for exams, post in threaded discussions, and review video lectures using the Desire2Learn course management system. Students can finish their degree at their own pace, with up to seven years allowed for completion. All degree programs at UW-Platteville are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice

Students unsure about online learning can sample an online course to decide if the virtual environment suits their needs. GRE and GMAT exams are not required for entrance to graduate programs.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master's in Engineering
  • Master's in Project Management
  • M.S.E. in Adult Education
  • Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership
  • Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership

Distance learning students have access to a number of resources like the Elton S Karrmann Library, D2L Technical Support, and the disabilities resources center. Numerous distance learning scholarships are for qualifying students, as well as federal financial aid.

Contact Information

1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
(608) 342-1421


Acclaim for online programs

  • #50 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #15 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #89 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

University of Wisconsin – Stout

6
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Menomonie
N/A
$9,069

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Stout

UW-Stout offers 100% online or blended undergraduate and graduate degree programs utilizing the Desire2Learn course management system. Students can submit coursework, engage with peers on chat forums, complete tests and review video tutorials all within the D2L platform. UW-Stout also offers several certificates online in areas like Communicating with Emerging Media, Sustainable Enterprise Management, Legal Studies and Human Resource Management.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.S. in Marketing and Business Education
  • B.S. in Sustainable Management
  • B.S. in Career, Technical Education and Training
  • B.S. in Golf Enterprise Management
  • B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
  • B.S. in Management

Students must complete general education courses in order to obtain their degree online, and other requirements may be enforced depending on the degree program. Academic advisors are available to outline all program requirements prior to graduation.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Construction Management
  • M.S. in Education
  • M.F.A. in Design
  • M.S. in training and Human Resource Development
  • M.S. in Sustainable Management
  • P.S.M. in Conservation Biology
  • P.S.M. in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

UW-Stout distance learners have access to a number of resources like brainfuse e-tutoring, disability services, and textbook rentals.They may be eligible for scholarships awarded through UW-Stout, as well as additional financial aid options like grants and loans. All UW-Stout online degree programs are certified by the United States Distance Learning Association.

Contact Information

712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-1431


Acclaim for online programs

  • #142 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #17 on on U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

7
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Milwaukee
N/A
$9,300

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Distance learning courses at UW-Milwaukee are offered in both 100% online and blended formats. All virtual courses are hosted on the Desire2Learn learning management system. Besides their undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UW-Milwaukee offers several certificates in areas like Crime Analysis, Digital Arts and Culture and Therapeutic Recreation. Graduate certificates are also available online in areas such as Business Analytics, Technology Entrepreneurship and Professional Writing and Communications.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. in Art History
  • B.A. in Communication
  • B.A. in Community Education
  • B.A. in History
  • B.S. in Information Science and Technology (Flex Option)
  • B.S.N. (Registered Nurse B.S.N. Completion Program)
  • B.A. in Psychology

Students looking for a flexible degree program might be interested in UW-Milwaukee's Flexible Option/Flex Degree, a self-paced, competency-based degree allowing students to earn credit for demonstrated skills they've learned through on the job training, military service or other experiences.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master's in Administrative Leadership
  • M.S. in Occupational Therapy
  • M.S. in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)
  • M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Post-Masters DNP in Nursing
  • PhD in Nursing

Distance learners have access to a number of resources like a call-in help center, online tutoring, writing support and access to an electronic library. Scholarships may be available to qualifying students enrolled in certain departments, students with academic achievements, or students affiliated with an organization. Other financial aid options are available through UW-Milwaukee in the form of grants and loans.

Contact Information

2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(414) 229-1122


Acclaim for online programs

  • #161 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

8
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Whitewater
$389
$9,336

An Online Education at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

The undergraduate and graduate online degree offerings at UW-Whitewater are hosted on the Desire2Learn campus course management system. Students can submit coursework, post in chat forums, and view recorded lectures all within the D2L online platform. Students may choose to take part of their credits in a hybrid format if they want. There are nearly limitless degree completion options available to accommodate the working adult.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's of Business Administration
  • B.A. or B.S. in Liberal Studies
  • B.A. or B.S. in Political Science
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education (ECE4U)

Besides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UW-Whitewater also offers an Alternative Education Program Licensure online.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A.
  • Master's in Education Professional Development
  • M.S. Library Media

Certain online programs require the maintenance of a minimum GPA, and the completion of general education courses prior to graduation. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisors to outline all distance learning requirements. A number of resources, such as career planning services, resume development, the center for students with disabilities, and access to the Andersen Library, are available to online students. Distance learners may qualify for scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid to assist with educational expenses.

Contact Information

800 W Main St
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
(262) 472-1234


Acclaim for online programs

  • #103 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online M.B.A. Programs
  • #12 on U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools

Viterbo University

9
Viterbo University
La Crosse
$410
$9,840

An Online Education at Viterbo University

Focused on the working adult, Viterbo has created fully online and hybrid degree programs with Catholic Franciscan values at their core. All online courses utilize the Blackboard learning platform, allowing students to access course materials, post in threaded discussions, and contact course instructors 24/7. Besides undergraduate degree programs, Viterbo also offers licensures like the Wisconsin Cross-Categorical Special Education Teaching License #801 and the Wisconsin Reading Specialist #17 License.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Community Organizing and Advocacy
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
  • B.S. in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • B.S. in Organizational Management
  • B.S. in Healthcare Science

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Distance learning students have access to a number of resources including career services and the Student Support Services Program (TRIO), designed to assist first generation students, low income students and students with disabilities. The Academic Resource Center offers tutoring, writing assistance, and study skills workshops. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are available to distance learning students, including Veterans Benefits and scholarships for freshmen enrolled in a particular major.

Contact Information

900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601-8804
(608) 796-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #234 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Nursing Grad School
  • #109 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Universities (Midwest)

Lakeland College

10
Lakeland College
Plymouth
$425
$10,200

An Online Education at Lakeland College

Lakeland offers both 100% online and BlendEd hybrid flexible online learning degree programs. BlendEd® is a unique educational design created by Lakeland in which students can choose on a class-by-class basis whether they want to attend online or on-campus. Each lecture is broadcast live, and depending on a student's schedule they can attend synchronously online, on-campus, or asynchronously online. All courses are taught through the Blackboard learning platform, where students can interact through live video conferencing, submit coursework and access materials from their computer, ipad, iphone or tablet. BlendEd® programs also offer evening and weekend courses to accommodate students' schedules.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. in Accounting
  • B.A. in Communication
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice
  • B.A. in Marketing
  • B.A. in Psychology

Besides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Lakeland offers Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant prep courses online for students interested in taking their CPA and CMA exams.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A.

Distance learning students have access to a number of services including free one-on-one tutoring, practice job interviews and job boards. Lakeland maintains a close relationship with its founding church, the United Church of Christ, and all students have access to the Mission House Center which offers continuing faith education opportunities. FInancial aid options are available for online students, including unique options such as the Lakeland College Referral Scholarship, offering students $500 for referring an individual who enrolls in a degree seeking program.

Contact Information

W3718 South Drive, Cth M
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 565-2111

Ottawa University – Milwaukee

11
Ottawa University – Milwaukee
Brookfield
$480
$11,520

An Online Education at Ottawa University – Milwaukee

The online courses at Ottawa University are taught on the Blackboard learning management system, where students have 24/7 access to submit coursework and engage with other online students. Distance learners have a 4:1 student to teacher ratio, and all Ottawa online academic advisors are trained in providing guidance to distance students.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Addiction Counseling
  • B.A. in English
  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Data Science and Technology
  • B.A. in Healthcare Management
  • B.A. in Law Enforcement

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Resources
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (Partial Residency)
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Education: Education Intervention
  • Master of Arts in Education: Education Technology
  • Master of Arts in Education: Educational leadership

Online students have access to a number of resources like the Ottawa University online bookstore, disability services, and an online student handbook designed for distance learning. Students in financial need might be eligible for financial aid options like grants, scholarships and loans as well as employer and military reimbursement funding. All online degrees at Ottawa University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

245 South Executive Drive, Suite 110
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 879-0200


Acclaim for online programs

  • #111 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #78 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs
  • #19 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans

Cardinal Stritch University

12
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee
$485
$11,640

An Online Education at Cardinal Stritch University

Stritch is the largest Franciscan institution in the U.S. and offers 100% online asynchronous undergraduate and graduate degrees taught through the Canvas online learning management system. Online students can engage in real-time chat forums, watch multimedia presentations and participate in group assignments all within this portal. Online courses typically take the same amount of time as face-to-face courses, and students should expect to devote 8-12 hours per week to their classwork. Besides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, students can choose to take a number of individual courses online, alongside certificates in areas like Human Resource Management, Sales Management, or Project Management.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (Completion program)
  • B.S.N.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.A. in Special Education
  • Master of Education (Blended Format)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Management
  • M.A. in Literacy and English as a Second Language
  • M.A. in Human Resource Management

The Student Services Center, which offers wellness and counseling services, academic support and free tutoring, is just one of the resources available to distance learners, alongside disability services and an online writing lab (OWL). Individuals in financial need may qualify for aid in the form of scholarships, loans or grants. The Office of Financial Aid is available to help design a unique package to meet students' needs. All online programs at Stritch are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Contact Information

6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
(414) 410-4000

Marian University

13
Marian University
Fond Du Lac
N/A
$25,510

An Online Education at Marian University

Marian University hosts several fully online degree programs, many of which are delivered asynchronously, allowing students to learn per their own schedule. Online students may need to fulfill GPA or general education requirements prior to enrollment, and should consult individual syllabi or their academic advisor to determine prerequisites. Besides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Marian also offers a certificate in Thanatology, and a postgraduate certificate in Nursing Education online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.B.A. in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • R.N. - B.S.N.
  • Radiologic Technology Completion Program

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Thanatology
  • Master of Arts in Education, Educational Technology
  • Master of Arts in Education, Special Education

Distance learning students have access to a number of resources at Marian like the Center for Academic Support and Excellence, (CASE), the Learning and Writing Center, and Science and Math Academic Services. The school also offers free campus counseling to students, and has disability services to ensure equal education opportunities. All Marian students who are in financial need may be eligible for aid in the form of scholarships or loans; the financial aid office is available for online student consultations.

Contact Information

45 S National Ave
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-4699
(920) 923-7600

Concordia University – Wisconsin

14
Concordia University – Wisconsin
Mequon
N/A
$25,930

An Online Education at Concordia University – Wisconsin

CUW is the largest Lutheran university in the U.S. and provides Christian online degree programs accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Concordia offers 100% online degrees, and individual online courses are taught through the ANGEL Learning Management System. Two main types of online learning formats are in use at this school; collaborative courses where students often have group discussions and assignments, and self-paced courses where students work one-on-one with an instructor, over a 12 week period.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S.N. Completion Program
  • B.A. in Health Care Management
  • B.A. in Management of Criminal Justice
  • B.A. in Human Resource Management

CUW also offers online certificates in areas like Management and Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, and Human Resource Management. Many Graduate certificates are also available. A dual credit program for high school students interested in earning college credits is another virtual option.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A. in Accounting
  • M.B.A. in Environmental Studies
  • M.B.A. in Finance
  • M.B.A. in International Business
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration

Online students have access to peer tutoring, disability support services, and an Online Writing Lab designed to assist e-learning students with coursework. Students in financial need may be eligible to receive aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. Consult the CUW Mequon Financial Aid Office to submit a FAFSA application.

Contact Information

12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, WI 53097-2402
(262) 243-5700



Scholarships and Financial Aid in Wisconsin

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,250 See Scholarship

This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen or transfer students at Marquette University. To be eligible, students must be Wisconsin residents and valedictorians of their graduating high school class. The award is $2,250 per year for 4 years.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,250 See Scholarship

Provided by the State of Wisconsin, the Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have the highest GPA in each public and private high school throughout Wisconsin. The award may be used at the University of Wisconsin, or at any technical or independent college within the state. The award covers full tuition for 4 years.

Academic Scholarships

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

Academic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students at Alverno College. Selection is determined by applicants’ academic performance in high school. The maximum award for freshmen is full tuition coverage for 4 years; the maximum award for transfer students is $9,500 per year.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire offers the Chancellor’s Scholarship to incoming students who have an ACT score of 25+ and rank in the top 25% of their class. This scholarship is intended to reward students who have challenged themselves to achieve academic excellence.

Freshman Honor Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $1,000 See Scholarship

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire provides the Freshman Honors Guarantee to incoming students who fall into one of the following academic categories: A) 28 ACT score and rank in the top 5% of high school class; B) 29 ACT score and rank in the top 10% of high school class; C) 30 ACT and rank in the top 15% of high school class.

International Student Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $34,000 See Scholarship

Lawrence University provides this scholarship to incoming international students. Students must apply for this scholarship alongside their application for admission to the university. The award amount varies based on academic merit and financial need; the maximum award totals $34,000 per year.

Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Program

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity program, provided by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, allows Wisconsin residents to attend public postsecondary institutions in Minnesota for the price of in-state tuition.

Minority Retention Grant

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

Administered by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, this grant is available to residents of Wisconsin who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors at an independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College. To be eligible, students must qualify as a minority. Award amounts vary based on financial need; the maximum award is $2,500 per year for 4 years.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2015
Scholarship Amount $3,000 See Scholarship

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $3,000 See Scholarship

Provided by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, this grant is open to Wisconsin residents who are attending University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or Tribal institutions. The award amount is determined by financial need; maximum award is $3,000 per year for 5 years.


Higher Education Resources in Wisconsin