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Schools Offering Science Programs in Wisconsin


Around 3.9% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from science degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 6,506 science professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 43 science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a science program is University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. 1,808 students graduated with a degree in science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Students at University of Wisconsin-Madison paid $8,983 per year in tuition fees.

Marquette University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a science program. It is located in Milwaukee. 175 students graduated with degree in science from Marquette University in 2010. Students at Marquette University paid $30,462 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin with a science program is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is located in Whitewater. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. 190 students graduated with degree in science from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010. Students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid $6,836 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,879 per year, though tuition can range from $36,312 per year to $3,503 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Lawrence University - located in Appleton, students are charged $36,312 per year
  2. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  3. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year

The science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Moraine Park Technical College - located in Fond Du Lac, students are charged $3,503 per year
  2. Mid-State Technical College - located in Wisconsin Rapids, students are charged $3,506 per year
  3. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College - located in Hayward, students are charged $3,870 per year

A science degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

Environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist are the professions of choice for a majority of science graduates in Wisconsin. In 2010, there were 9,880 science professional working in Wisconsin, including 40 life scientists, 1,080 environmental scientists, and 760 biology professors. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin science professionals:

  1. Milwaukee County - 3,650 science professionals
  2. Columbia County - 2,810 science professionals
  3. Brown County - 320 science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of science professionals is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,880 science professionals working in Wisconsin then. Of these 6,880 science professionals, the government predicts that 80 will be life scientists, 1,180 will be environmental scientists, and an unknown number will be biology professors.

Salary

science professionals in Wisconsin make an average of $71,069 per year. But, salaries for science professional can vary. In 2010, science professional made as little as less than $16,070 per year or as much as more than $153,390 per year in Wisconsin. On average science professional earn the most in the following Wisconsin counties:

  1. Calumet County - $85,200 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $72,520 per year
  3. Columbia County - $67,429 per year

The Wisconsin counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Barron County - $54,500 per year
  2. Dodge County - $55,500 per year
  3. Brown County - $56,265 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Wisconsin were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $103,360 per year
  2. Animal Scientist - $84,850 per year
  3. Life Scientist - $74,620 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Wisconsin were:

  1. Clinical Research Scientist - $58,890 per year
  2. Science Professor - $51,330 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Science in Wisconsin
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Wisconsin
  • Certificate in Science in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,640 $51,330 32.8%
2
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,660 $58,890 95.6%
3
Chemists 1,290 $59,180 -34.5%
4
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,080 $64,500 3.8%
5
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 760 $71,820 20.6%
6
Physicists 210 $103,360 -46.2%
7
Animal Scientists 200 $84,850 53.8%
8
Life Scientists, All Other 40 $74,620 -50.0%
 

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