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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Wisconsin

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Wisconsin graduates receive degrees in photography. That means an estimated 78 photographers graduate from Wisconsin's 7 photography schools each year.

Top Schools

Carroll University, which is located in Waukesha, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Carroll University's photography program. The tuition rate at Carroll University was $24,065 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin with a photography program is Concordia University-Wisconsin, which is located in Mequon. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Concordia University-Wisconsin photography program. Students at Concordia University-Wisconsin paid $22,150 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a photography program is Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Milwaukee. 9 students graduated with degree in photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2010. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design charged in-state students $27,000 in tuition fees per year.


Photography schools in Wisconsin, charge students an average tuition of $17,184 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $27,000 per year, or as little as $3,433 per year. In 2010, the photography schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $27,000 per year
  2. Carroll University - located in Waukesha, students are charged $24,065 per year
  3. Cardinal Stritch University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $22,750 per year

The following Wisconsin photography schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Madison Area Technical College - located in Madison, students are charged $3,433 per year
  2. Milwaukee Area Technical College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $3,620 per year
  3. Madison Media Institute - located in Madison, students are charged $17,268 per year

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

Most people who graduate from photography school in Wisconsin go on to work as a photographer. If you decide to work as a photographer in Wisconsin, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,010 Wisconsin photographers as of 2010. In Wisconsin, the largest numbers of photographers work in the following counties:

  1. Milwaukee County - 320 photographers
  2. Columbia County - 200 photographers
  3. Brown County - 110 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,850 photographers will be working in Wisconsin state. This would require the number of photographers to shrink by -3%.


A photographer in Wisconsin makes an average of $34,200 per year. However, Wisconsin photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,510 per year to more than $67,370 per year in 2010. A photographer in the following Wisconsin counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Winnebago County - $46,700 per year
  2. Brown County - $38,290 per year
  3. Columbia County - $38,050 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Wisconsin counties:

  1. Chippewa County - $23,370 per year
  2. Racine County - $28,370 per year
  3. Milwaukee County - $31,200 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,010 $34,200 -15.1%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 200 $40,770 -33.3%

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