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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin

5 Colleges
325 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,056 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in WisconsinLiberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities is the #24 most popular major in Wisconsin with 325 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.7% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

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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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Wisconsin

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Oshkosh, UW Oshkosh is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW Oshkosh, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin ranking.

The average student at UW Oshkosh graduates in less than 4.8 years, and it costs about $19,232 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UW Oshkosh is $91,544. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $19,013. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay be around $84,608. 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 comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Whitewater also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin rankings.

At UW - Whitewater, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,164. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater is about $91,343. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UW - Eau Claire is a large public school located in the small city of Eau Claire. UW - Eau Claire not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UW - Eau Claire to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,070. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW - Eau Claire is $99,536. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Our rankings recognize Alverno College as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Alverno is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Alverno, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Wisconsin ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Alverno is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,803. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Alverno is $137,690. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 597
Ohio 1,048
Illinois 1,333
Indiana 1,507

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 325

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,713
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 756
English Language & Literature 740
Philosophy & Religious Studies 196
Theology & Religious Vocations 44

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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