Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin is home to 50 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 36 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Wisconsin.

Best RN Programs in Wisconsin


Best LPN Programs in Wisconsin


NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

Listed below are all nursing schools in Wisconsin. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 50 nursing schools in the state of Wisconsin.

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Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum (net price)$7,771

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.8%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,718

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate97.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$24,210

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.5%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,969

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$13,171

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a public institution in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is also part of the University of Wisconsin System with nine other campuses throughout the state. The Oshkosh State Normal School was established in 1871 and joined the University of Wisconsin System 100 years ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Bellin College

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate94.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$26,935

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.1%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,702

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.1%
Cost per annum (net price)$10,575

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate92.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,815

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate92.1%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,761

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum (net price)$10,346

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.3%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,173

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Edgewood College

Madison, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$24,111

Edgewood College is a private institution in Madison, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1927 as Edgewood Junior College and offered two-year liberal arts degrees. It now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and 40 minors along with several graduate programs. The average class size is just 15 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • ADN

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum (net price)$7,251

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$15,874

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Mequon, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$25,764

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate90.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$23,998

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,861

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • ADN

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$19,751

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate89.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$20,146

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$33,502

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • ADN

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.8%
Cost per annum (net price)$8,820

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$14,176

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a public institution and part of the University of Wisconsin System. It was established as the Eau Claire State Normal School in 1916. It originally offered courses for educating teachers. It also housed an elementary school and a laboratory school. In ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
Cost per annum (net price)$8,587

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$21,628

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
Cost per annum (net price)$11,130

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.5%
Cost per annum (net price)$8,487

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.5%
Cost per annum (net price)$9,250

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Herzing University-Brookfield

Brookfield, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$20,383

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.2%
Cost per annum (net price)$10,606

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate82.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$17,289

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

College of Menominee Nation

Keshena, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate82.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.0%
Cost per annum (net price)$6,584

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate97.1%
Cost per annum (net price)$8,838

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate79.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$14,747

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Rasmussen College-Wisconsin

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate75.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$17,143

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

Herzing University-Madison

Madison, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate66.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.9%
Cost per annum (net price)$23,303

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN

Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore

Glendale, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$17,319

Programs offered

  • LPN

Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$17,633

Programs offered

  • ADN

Columbia College of Nursing

Glendale, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Hayward, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$9,686

Programs offered

  • ADN

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$19,989

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$12,614

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Northland College

Ashland, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,951

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$12,556

Programs offered

  • BSN

Columbia College of Nursing. Inc. - Mount Mary College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • BSN

Fox Valley Technical College - Oshkosh Campus

Oshkosh, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus

Racine, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

Mid - State Technical College - Marshfield Campus

Marshfield, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

Moraine Park Technical College - West Bend Campus

West Bend, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - New Richmond Campus

New Richmond, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN

Wisconsin's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Wisconsin's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Wisconsin Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 55,940 19.801 $33 $67,910
Nurse Anesthetists 640 0.227 $91 $189,330
Nurse Midwives 80 0.030 $49 $101,480
Nurse Practitioners 2,900 1.027 $48 $100,280
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 7,450 2.636 $21 $44,300
Nursing Assistants 33,230 11.762 $14 $28,370
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey