Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, WI 54701
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Chippewa Valley Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Eau Claire.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,134 students attend the school. Every year 42% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Chippewa Valley Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,966, and fees were $338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,949 and $338 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students7,134
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

The Chippewa Valley Technical College Nursing program allows students who complete the first year of the program to sit for the licensure exam for Practical Nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The full time option of the program is open to admission in August and in January. The part time study option is only offered for August enrollment.

Students enrolled in the program are eligible to sit for the national licensure exam at the end of their first year to be licensed as a practical nurse and at the end of their second year of enrollment for licensure as a Registered Nurse.  

Initial Admission Requirements:

  1. Official high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Official transcript for all college level coursework
  3. COMPASS pre-admission assessment
  4. Criminal Background Check

The program also requires documented proof of completion of CNA training and current CPR certification for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association or professional rescuer certificate from the American Red Cross.

Students are encouraged to complete general education requirements for the ADN before enrolling for the nursing core courses.

Applicants who are in the process of fulfilling general requirements will be placed on a waiting list from the time that application documents are received.

Applicants wishing to transfer credits for college level coursework can submit official documents for transcript evaluation to evaluate the credits earned. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 131
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 9 109
Certificate 45 309
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1985 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$132/credit
In State Students$132/credit
Out of State Students$198/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,940 $5,940 $8,910
ADN 70 $9,240 $9,240 $13,860
BSN 125 $16,500 $16,500 $24,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of Chippewa Valley Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 48% $3,871
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,918
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $1,002
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $1,674
Federal Student Loans 54% $4,789
Private Loans 1% $7,606


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,606
$30,001 to $48,000$9,568
$48,001 to $75,000$12,081
$75,001 to $110,000$13,539
Over $110,000$14,135

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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