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Schools Offering English Programs in Wisconsin

Each year, roughly 0.7% of Wisconsin students graduate with degrees in English. In other words, every year an estimated 1,103 english professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 37 English schools.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a English program. It is located in Madison. In 2010, 269 students graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison's English program. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

Marquette University, which is located in Milwaukee, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a English program. It received a ranking of 25th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Marquette University graduated 80 students from its English program. Tuition at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin with a English program is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is located in Whitewater. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, 42 students graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater English program. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,836 per year.


Tuition at Wisconsin's English schools ranges from $36,312 per year to $3,379 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,665 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin English 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 English schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year
  2. Moraine Park Technical College - located in Fond Du Lac, students are charged $3,503 per year
  3. Fox Valley Technical College - located in Appleton, students are charged $3,650 per year

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

The largest populations of Wisconsin english professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Milwaukee County - 1,080 english professionals
  2. Columbia County - 260 english professionals
  3. Dodge County - 170 english professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of english professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,580 english professionals working in Wisconsin then. Of these 6,580 english professionals, the government predicts that 3,870 will be creative writers, 770 will be technical writers, and 1,940 will be literacy teachers.


english professionals in Wisconsin earn $54,740 per year on average. However, Wisconsin english professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,110 per year to more than $123,740 per year in 2010. The following counties in Wisconsin have the highest average salaries for english professionals:

  1. Columbia County - $63,540 per year
  2. Barron County - $58,195 per year
  3. Fond du Lac County - $56,460 per year

On average, english professionals earn the least in the following Wisconsin counties:

  1. Houston County - $42,420 per year
  2. Dodge County - $44,695 per year
  3. Adams County - $45,520 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $60,780 per year
  2. Technical Writer - $53,510 per year
  3. Creative Writer - $49,930 per year

The english professionals with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Technical Writer - $53,510 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $49,930 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in English and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as language or creative writing.

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

  • Associate's Degree in English in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in English in Wisconsin
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,450 $60,780 11.5%
Writers and Authors 820 $49,930 -7.9%
Technical Writers 760 $53,510 -21.6%

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