2018 Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin

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This list includes the best online colleges in Wisconsin in 2018 based on their affordability and academic strength. University of Wisconsin-Stout ranks number one with an annual tuition of $10,020 and an academic strength of 64%. In addition to many bachelor’s and master’s programs, the university offers 27 online certificate programs, including an Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist Certificate. University of Wisconsin-Superior, which comes in third, offers the lowest tuition cost on this list at $9,270 and an academic strength of 62%. 12 out of 13 colleges on this list cost under $15,000 annually.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 University of Wisconsin-Stout Annual Tuition $10,020 Academic Strength 64%
#2 #2 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Tuition $11,100 Academic Strength 67%
#3 #3 University of Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tuition $9,270 Academic Strength 62%
#4 #4 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Annual Tuition $12,338 Academic Strength 69%
#5 #5 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Annual Tuition $10,800 Academic Strength 64%
#6 #6 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Annual Tuition $11,760 Academic Strength 64%
#7 #7 Viterbo University Annual Tuition $13,500 Academic Strength 69%
#8 #8 Wisconsin Lutheran College Annual Tuition $12,750 Academic Strength 66%
#9 #9 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Annual Tuition $11,670 Academic Strength 62%
#10 #10 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Annual Tuition $13,888 Academic Strength 64%
#11 #11 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Annual Tuition $12,338 Academic Strength 59%
#12 #12 Marian University - Wisconsin Annual Tuition $13,500 Academic Strength 59%
#13 #13 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $15,150 Academic Strength 55%
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2018 Online Colleges in Wisconsin Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,020
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Menomonie

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (21)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (27)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Platteville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

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Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Superior

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (24)

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Online Master's Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,338
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: La Crosse

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (18)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Milwaukee

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (35)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (20)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,670
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Whitewater

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,888
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Stevens Point

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (6)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,150
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Academic Strength: 55%
  • Locations: Plymouth

Online Bachelor's Degrees (52)

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Online Master's Degrees (7)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Wisconsin (43)

Wisconsin is home to many accredited schools offering online degrees. Whether obtaining a bachelor's of business administration from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater or Parkside, or an MBA in accounting from Lakeland University, prospective students have many campus and program options to choose from. Other popular degree programs for online students include sociology, library and information science and criminal justice. Lakeshore Technical College offers the best tuition, at $5,990 per year, while the 12 other technical colleges on the list all have tuition in the $6,000 range. Those students seeking immediate employment upon graduation might consider obtaining a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and becoming a sociologist, the fifth most in-demand job in the state.

At a Glance:

  • 35% of online universities in Wisconsin have tuition of under $10,000.
  • Wisconsin's technical colleges offer technical degrees for under $7,00 per year
  • Wisconsin 529 allows Wisconsin adults to contribute up to $3,200 in annual, tax-deductible savings towards future higher education expenses for each of their named beneficiaries.

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