Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, WI 54401
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Northcentral Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in an urban area, in Wausau.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,167 students attend the school. Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

North Central Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,173, and fees were $324. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,759 and $324 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students5,167
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

The Northcentral Technical College ADN program prepares students to promote optimal health in delivering patient care in the nursing process. The program requires 70 credits for graduation. Students are prepared to provide supervision and direction in the handling of basic nursing care.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs as licensure for practice.

Pre-program Admission Requirements:

  • Application for Admission
  • High School transcript or GED
  • Transcripts for college level coursework
  • Admission Testing

After successfully completing pre-program admission requirements students can fulfill particular requirements to prepare for petition:

  • College level pre-requisite courses
  • CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • Criminal background check
  • Attend a mandatory orientation
  • Register for core courses by registration deadline
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification

Students who are unable to register for the core program by the deadline, not attend the program orientation or who fail to take core courses before the start of the semester will lose their seat and need to re-apply for the program in the future.

The program requires CPR certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the nursing program, as well as a criminal background check and complete the college’s health requirements, to meet documentation of immunization.


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 79
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 77
Certificate 45 382
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1992 - 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, 76% of Northcentral 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 49% $3,917
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,708
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $1,116
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $919
Federal Student Loans 45% $4,057
Private Loans -- --


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$9,832
$30,001 to $48,000$10,125
$48,001 to $75,000$12,111
$75,001 to $110,000$14,081
Over $110,000$14,301

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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.
Northcentral Technical College
1000 Campus Dr
Wausau, WI 54401

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