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Schools Offering Education Programs in Wisconsin

Around 2.3% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,788 education professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 41 education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin with a education program is University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is located in Madison. In 2010, it was ranked 12th nationwide. 167 students graduated with a degree in education from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin with a education program is Marquette University, which is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, it was ranked 25th nationwide. In 2010, 47 students graduated from Marquette University education program. Students at Marquette University paid $30,462 per year in tuition fees.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a education program. It is located in Whitewater. In 2010, 290 students graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater education program. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater charged in-state students $6,836 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Wisconsin education school, average tuition will be $13,818 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,379 per year to $36,312 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin education 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 lowest tuition rates at Wisconsin education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year
  2. Western Technical College - located in La Crosse, students are charged $3,446 per year
  3. Northcentral Technical College - located in Wausau, students are charged $3,493 per year

An education degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs education graduates in Wisconsin pursue include postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. In 2010, there were 62,610 education professional working in Wisconsin, including 1,060 instructional coordinators, 2,640 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 230 social science teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin education professionals:

  1. Milwaukee County - 17,860 education professionals
  2. Columbia County - 8,050 education professionals
  3. Barron County - 3,610 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 57,200 education professionals will be working in Wisconsin. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 4%.


On average, education professionals earn a salary of $66,507 per year in Wisconsin state. In 2010, however, some Wisconsin education professional earned as little as less than $16,070 per year or as much as more than $160,090 per year. Education professionals in the following Wisconsin counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Columbia County - $65,475 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $64,166 per year
  3. Fond du Lac County - $63,220 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Sheboygan County - $49,700 per year
  2. Winnebago County - $49,770 per year
  3. Chippewa County - $52,006 per year

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

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $103,610 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $81,910 per year
  3. Social Science Teacher - $80,220 per year

The education professionals with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Postsecondary Teacher - $51,330 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $47,410 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 28,070 $52,110 6.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 12,820 $52,240 -9.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,290 $103,610
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,640 $51,330 32.8%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,160 $47,410 16.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,640 $65,390 -5.0%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 2,160 $81,910 33.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,450 $60,780 11.5%
Instructional Coordinators 1,060 $62,990 -24.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,000 $69,320 4.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 710 $59,260 -36.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $77,740 25.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 520 $74,180 2.0%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 270 $59,120 -42.6%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 230 $80,220 9.5%

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