Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Technical College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Wisconsin Technical College System that operates 10 campuses in Eau Claire, Appleton, Cleveland, Madison, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Rhinelander, Wausau, Green Bay, Fennimore.

Chippewa Valley Technical College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Chippewa Valley Technical College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,900 and fees $338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,880 and $338 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. BSN
  4. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 327
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 93
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 181

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Chippewa Valley Technical College

Minnesota State College Southeast
53.48 miles away
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
68.76 miles away
Western Technical College
68.85 miles away
Rochester Community and Technical College
70.28 miles away
Century College
74.16 miles away
Inver Hills Community College
75.9 miles away
Dakota County Technical College
77.23 miles away
Saint Paul College
79.2 miles away
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
79.49 miles away
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
87.87 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,053
30k to 48k$10,617
48k to 75k$13,153
75k to 110k$15,013
Over 110k$15,737
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $130.00 $196.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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