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Wisconsin’s Private, Nonprofit
Colleges & Universities

Pursue Your Dreams, Achieve Your Goals!

Wisconsin’s private colleges offer 22 beautiful campus settings located throughout Wisconsin. Here, the average size of a freshman class is 16 students, taught by professors who know your name. Begin studying in your major your first semester. Learn about how work study and internships build your resume to get that important first job. Earn that degree in record time to open a world of opportunities and fulfill your dreams.

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Filling out the FAFSA is a crucial step for students seeking financial assistance for college, as it determines eligibility for federal and state grants, loans, and work-study funds. Without the FAFSA information, institutions are not able to release full financial aid packages. This is particularly challenging for private colleges, as students make decisions on attendance, based on their grants, scholarships, and loan packages, which greatly reduce their net cost of attending one of our Wisconsin Private Colleges.

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From WAICU to the Workforce

Wondering where our alumni have ventured after graduation, armed with the skills and knowledge they’ve gained?

Dive into our interactive dashboard showcasing the 302 major employers in Wisconsin, and discover the myriad ways in which 38,742 WAICU alumni are leveraging their talents and making meaningful contributions!

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Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Costs

In 2021-22, the average out-of-pocket tuition at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities was $4,362.

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With direct entry programs, a state-of-the-art campus, small class sizes, and multiple transfer program options, Bellin College is the perfect place to pursue your healthcare career!

Bellin College

Edgewood College students have recently studied in Argentina, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Opportunities to study, volunteer, and intern are available in more than 42 countries.

Edgewood College

As part of our ability-based curriculum, students who graduate from Alverno leave with the essential skills most sought after by today’s employers.

Alverno College