Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin is home to 50 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 35 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Wisconsin. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Wisconsin

Best Value LPN Programs in Wisconsin

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Wisconsin. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,811
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.2%
RN Programs best-value score97.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Carroll University

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,492
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.3%
RN Programs best-value score71.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,918
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.2%
RN Programs best-value score92.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,092
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.9%
RN Programs best-value score88.6

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,365
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.7%
RN Programs best-value score74.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,994
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.4%
RN Programs best-value score97.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score99.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Bellin College

Bellin College

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,805
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.3%
RN Programs best-value score62.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,281
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.0%
RN Programs best-value score93.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Mid-State Technical College

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,220
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
RN Programs best-value score95.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,152
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.9%
RN Programs best-value score79.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Northcentral Technical College

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,761
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.4%
RN Programs best-value score92.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Edgewood College

Edgewood College

Madison, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,042
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.9%
RN Programs best-value score66.6

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
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • ADN
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,206
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
RN Programs best-value score93.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Moraine Park Technical College

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,867
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
RN Programs best-value score95.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score97.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,910
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.2%
RN Programs best-value score82.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,726
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
RN Programs best-value score95.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score97.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Alverno College

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,028
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
RN Programs best-value score78.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,793
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
RN Programs best-value score67.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
Viterbo University

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,457
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.6%
RN Programs best-value score73.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,175
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.5%
RN Programs best-value score96.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Concordia University-Wisconsin

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Mequon, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,849
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.5%
RN Programs best-value score63.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Marquette University

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$32,377
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
RN Programs best-value score51.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Marian University

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,650
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.0%
RN Programs best-value score71.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,398
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.0%
RN Programs best-value score84.8

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
Chippewa Valley Technical College

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,808
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
RN Programs best-value score93.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,641
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.4%
RN Programs best-value score93.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,042
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
RN Programs best-value score93.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Herzing University-Brookfield

Herzing University-Brookfield

Brookfield, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,899
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
RN Programs best-value score75.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Western Technical College

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,627
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score95.7
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score97.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,431
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.3%
RN Programs best-value score92.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,393
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.6%
RN Programs best-value score94.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
College of Menominee Nation

College of Menominee Nation

Keshena, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$6,452
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.4%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin

Rasmussen College-Wisconsin

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,785
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.3%
RN Programs best-value score76.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nurse Educator
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,445
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.5%
RN Programs best-value score83.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Herzing University-Madison

Herzing University-Madison

Madison, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,072
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate62.1%
RN Programs best-value score55.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score53.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • LPN
Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore

Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore

Glendale, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,492

Programs offered

  • LPN
Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee

Bryant & Stratton College-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,847

Programs offered

  • ADN
Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,154

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Columbia College of Nursing

Columbia College of Nursing

Glendale, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Hayward, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,662

Programs offered

  • ADN
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,288

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,482

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Northland College

Northland College

Ashland, WI
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,547

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,935

Programs offered

  • BSN
Columbia College of Nursing. Inc. - Mount Mary College

Columbia College of Nursing. Inc. - Mount Mary College

Milwaukee, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
Fox Valley Technical College - Oshkosh Campus

Fox Valley Technical College - Oshkosh Campus

Oshkosh, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus

Gateway Technical College - Racine Campus

Racine, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Mid - State Technical College - Marshfield Campus

Mid - State Technical College - Marshfield Campus

Marshfield, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Moraine Park Technical College - West Bend Campus

Moraine Park Technical College - West Bend Campus

West Bend, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - New Richmond Campus

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - New Richmond Campus

New Richmond, WI
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (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