Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin

6 Colleges
2,645 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,815 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 2,645 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.1% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Wisconsin

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

Best Value Engineering Schools in Wisconsin

Our rankings recognize Milwaukee School of Engineering as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, MSOE is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MSOE, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin ranking.

At MSOE, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,829. This means that the average student pays around $134,723 to get a bachelor’s degree from MSOE. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public school with a medium-sized student population. UW - Platteville also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin list, coming in at #4.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Platteville is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,335. This means that the average student pays around $94,761 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Platteville. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie. UW - Stout not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Stout is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,392. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout is about $99,045. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. Wisconsin did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Wisconsin is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,721. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wisconsin is $167,662. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Marquette, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Marquette to complete their degree, and it costs about $41,164 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Marquette be around $174,124. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Wisconsin ranking.

At University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,448. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee be around $125,892. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 5,117
Ohio 6,157
Illinois 4,169
Indiana 3,747

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 741
Electrical Engineering 304
Civil Engineering 303
Computer Engineering 273
Biomedical Engineering 237

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,014
Computer & Information Sciences 1,639
Mathematics & Statistics 797
Natural Resources & Conservation 758
Physical Sciences 690

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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