Nicolet Area Technical College

Tel: (715)365-4410
  • The college is in service to the people of Northern Wisconsin, it deliver superior community college education that transforms lives and enriches communities.
School Highlights
  • Nicolet Area Technical College serves 1,139 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 21%.
  • Nicolet Area Technical College is the only community colleges within Oneida County, WI.
  • The nearest community college is Northcentral Technical College (43.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Nicolet Area Technical College (WI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 86 staff 148 staff
Nicolet Area Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,139 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,139 students 2,845 students
Nicolet Area Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 23:1
Nicolet Area Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 427 students 1,021 students
Nicolet Area Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 712 students 1,824 students
Nicolet Area Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Nicolet Area Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Nicolet Area Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Nicolet Area Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Nicolet Area Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Nicolet Area Technical College Black (2010-2016)
% White
Nicolet Area Technical College White (2007-2016)
Nicolet Area Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.37
Nicolet Area Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Nicolet Area Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,200 $34,300
Nicolet Area Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,466 is less than the state average of $4,945. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,698 is less than the state average of $6,972. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,466 $4,945
Nicolet Area Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,698 $6,972
Nicolet Area Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 80%
Nicolet Area Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $7,000 $11,951
Nicolet Area Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,914 $5,500
Nicolet Area Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Nicolet is a public community college serving Northern Wisconsin from its Lake Julia campus on Lake Julia south of Rhinelander, from the Lakeland campus in Minocqua, and from other instruction centers located within the Nicolet District. The College offers one- and two-year career diplomas and degrees, liberal arts university transfer studies, and a comprehensive continuing education program. Created in 1967 as a pilot community college, Nicolet was destined to be unique in Wisconsin. In a state with University of Wisconsin branch campuses and separately administered technical colleges, Nicolet's mission is to combine the two functions and offer a comprehensive educational program incorporating occupational education, liberal studies, and continuing education offerings. In its short history it has persisted in removing artificial barriers between what traditionally have been identified as "academic" and "vocational." The total curriculum is open to all members of the Nicolet learning community. Students develop programs to meet individual educational and occupational goals. The Nicolet District is comprised of all of Oneida, Vilas, and Forest counties, and portions of Iron, Lincoln, and Langlade counties. The District presently includes approximately 4,000 square miles with a population of 70,000 persons. Nicolet currently serves over 1,500 students each semester with offerings in vocational-technical and liberal arts and approximately 10,000 in continuing education, trade extension, and apprenticeship programs. The governing agency for the College is the Nicolet Board. The institution is under the general jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Technical College System. Nicolet is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

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Did You Know?
For Wisconsin public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,945 per year for in-state students and $6,972 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,032 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Wisconsin is Herzing University-Madison. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.