Wisconsin Community Colleges

  • There are 28 community colleges located throughout Wisconsin (21 public colleges and 7 private colleges), serving 126,199 students.
  • For Wisconsin 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • Wisconsin community colleges have a diversity score of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.66 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 21% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 23:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(WI) School Average
American Indian
Two or more races
WI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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May 20, 2017
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.