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Milwaukee Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Milwaukee Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There are at least 21 colleges in Milwaukee, listed and described below. These schools represent 71,709 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 56,485 full-time students, and a reported 9,746 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University.

We also provide an extensive list of Wisconsin Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Milwaukee.

Colleges in Milwaukee with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Advanced Institute of Hair Design Milwaukee
11010 W Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53225

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 82 students, 113 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Alverno College
3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, elementary school teaching, communication studies, psychology, adult education, teacher education, communications tech courses
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,654 students, 2,046 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 269 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Aurora St. Luke Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
180 W. Grange Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

  • Programs: radiographer
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 34 students, 34 full-time equivalent.

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center-School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
180 W. Grange Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

  • Programs: sonography and ultrasound tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 12 students, 12 full-time equivalent.

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, business, educational administration, various nursing, education, computer teaching, reading teaching, special ed
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 6,277 students, 5,440 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 345 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 448-530. Math: 483-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lakeside School of Massage Therapy
1726 N 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 61 students, 248 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Marquette University
615 N 11th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, registered nursing, business management, finance, marketing, biomedical sciences, psychology, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,516 students, 10,694 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,783 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-630. Math: 540-650. Writing: 530-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medicine, public health courses, health professions, epidemiology, medical informatics, physiology, pharmacology, cell biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,235 students, 346 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing assistant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, business management, hair styling, criminal justice and police
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 17,193 students, 10,433 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Milwaukee Career College
3077 N Mayfair Rd Ste 300
Milwaukee, WI 53222

  • Programs: medical assistant, medical coding, pharmacy tech, computer repair, call center operation
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 92 students, 172 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6003

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: graphic design, industrial design, illustration, animation and special effects, painting, interior architecture, fine arts, photography
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 657 students, 590 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 170 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Montessori Institute of Milwaukee
3195 S Superior St Ste L428
Milwaukee, WI 53207-3074

  • Programs: Montessori teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 33 students, 21 full-time equivalent.

Mount Mary College
2900 N. Menomonee River Pky
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, art therapy, fashion design, occupational therapy, dietitian, counseling psychology, business administration, fashion merchandising
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,702 students, 1,295 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 180 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: marketing, education, registered nursing, finance, social work, psychology, criminal justice and safety, library science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 29,338 students, 24,244 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,400 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Wisconsin Lutheran College
8800 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226-4699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: communication studies, psychology, managerial economics, biology, art studies, music, political science, history
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 706 students, 723 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 599 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
9120 W Hampton Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225-4960

  • Programs: clinical psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 62 students, 46 full-time equivalent.

Milwaukee Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness
342 North Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Programs: facial treatment, cosmetology, massage therapy, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 137 students, 141 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Franklin Colleges 1 29,494 139 130
Grafton Colleges 1 10,312 231  
Greenfield Colleges 3 35,476 182  
Mequon Colleges 1 21,823 5,933 1,500
Pewaukee Colleges 1 11,783 7,419  
Waukesha Colleges 3 64,825 3,324 1,472

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