Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, WI 53809
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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in a rural area, in Fennimore.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,367 students attend the school. Every year 61% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,002, and fees were $338. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,866 and $338 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students2,367
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 51
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 28 156
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1990 - 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, 82% of Southwest Wisconsin 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 55% $4,043
Other Federal Grant 5% $525
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $1,124
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 32% $717
Federal Student Loans 51% $4,195
Private Loans 3% $6,090


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$8,033
$30,001 to $48,000$8,312
$48,001 to $75,000$10,936
$75,001 to $110,000$12,974
Over $110,000$13,477

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809

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