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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Wisconsin

20 Colleges
2,573 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,629 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, education students earned 2,573 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 6th in the state. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.9% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking looked at 20 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on education schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Wisconsin

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Education Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh is a fairly large public school located in the city of Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin rankings.

At UW Oshkosh, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,232. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW Oshkosh is $91,544. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie. UW - Stout not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at UW - Stout about 4.6 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,392. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout be around $99,045. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. UW - La Crosse is a fairly large public school located in the city of La Crosse.

The average student at UW - La Crosse graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,185. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse is about $85,373. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UW - Stevens Point is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Stevens Point is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,927. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stevens Point is $90,070. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. UW - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in the town of Whitewater. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Whitewater, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking.

The average student at UW - Whitewater graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,164. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater be around $91,343. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Eau Claire also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin rankings.

At UW - Eau Claire, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,070. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Eau Claire is $99,536. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - River Falls is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,058. This means that the average student pays around $88,656 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - River Falls. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at UW - Platteville about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,335. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Platteville be around $94,761. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Superior. University of Wisconsin - Superior is a small public school located in the suburb of Superior.

The average student at University of Wisconsin - Superior graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,836. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Superior is $95,846. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#10

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Our rankings recognize Edgewood College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Edgewood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Edgewood not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin list.

The average student at Edgewood graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,729. This means that the average student pays around $138,338 to get a bachelor’s degree from Edgewood. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,643
Ohio 4,316
Illinois 3,364
Indiana 2,895

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,268
Teacher Education Subject Specific 675
Special Education 271
General Education 256
Educational Administration 42

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,857
Psychology 2,087
Communication & Journalism 1,839
History 526
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 338

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 20 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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