- The college is in service to the people of Northern Wisconsin, it deliver superior community college education that transforms lives and enriches communities.
Nicolet College serves 1,849 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 30%.
- Enrollment: 1,849 students
- In-state tuition: $4,466
- Out-state tuition: $6,698
- Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
- Minority enrollment: 12%
- Source: Verified school update
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
(WI) Community College Avg.
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
The student population of Nicolet College has grown by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The Nicolet College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $4,466 is more than the state average of $4,173. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,698 is more than the state average of $6,317. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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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