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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Wisconsin

18 Colleges
2,573 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,988 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Wisconsin ranking looked at 18 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great education programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The education school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Wisconsin

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying education.

Top 10 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Wisconsin - Stout tops the 2021 list of our schools in Wisconsin that are best for non-traditional education students. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie. UW - Stout did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. There are approximately 2,378 students at UW - Stout that take at least one class online. About 2,338 of the students at UW - Stout are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW Oshkosh is a large public school located in the small city of Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin list.

The student loan default rate at UW Oshkosh is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. 1,184 of UW Oshkosh students are exclusively distance learners. 7,036 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Edgewood College. Located in the large city of Madison, Edgewood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Edgewood, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking.

About 2.1% of Edgewood students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 450 students at Edgewood that take at least one class online. 773 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UWM, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. There are approximately 7,217 students at UWM that take at least one class online. 6,191 of UWM students are attending part time. UWM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - Whitewater is a large public school located in the town of Whitewater. UW - Whitewater did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin list.

About 8.5% of UW - Whitewater students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,304 students take at least one class online at UW - Whitewater. 2,456 of UW - Whitewater students are attending part time. UW - Whitewater does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Marquette is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Marquette has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking.

About 2.0% of Marquette students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,234 students take at least one class online at Marquette. 1,215 of Marquette students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Madison, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. Approximately 6,424 students take at least one class online at UW - Madison. About 4,418 of the students at UW - Madison are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Cardinal Stritch University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Milwaukee, Cardinal Stritch is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. 414 of Cardinal Stritch students are exclusively distance learners. 1,165 of Cardinal Stritch students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. Approximately 2,589 students take at least one class online at UW - Stevens Point. 1,574 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Superior landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Superior, UW - Superior is a public school with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. 816 students at UW - Superior are exclusively online. There are roughly 714 part time students in attendance at UW - Superior. UW - Superior does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 2,047
Teacher Education Subject Specific 856
Educational Administration 756
General Education 505
Special Education 421

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Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,240
Psychology 2,558
Communication & Journalism 1,943
History 586
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 410

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 18 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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