Colleges and Universities

If there’s one thing Wisconsin residents take pride in, it’s their schools. The state offers its residents a wide range of educational opportunities – both public and private.

Southeastern Wisconsin also offers a wealth of higher education opportunities. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has more than 28,000 students in 150 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university’s business school accommodates approximately 3,500 students and is noted for its research in manufacturing, information systems, accounting, marketing, finance strategy and leadership, business development, and diversity issues. Marquette University offers more than 12,000 students a wide array of academic choices and more than 60 majors through its nationally recognized colleges and schools. More than 2,800 students attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering, a private college with strong ties to the business community.

The state’s vocational education program was the first of its kind when it was established in 1908. In southeastern Wisconsin, it includes the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties, Waukesha County Technical College in Waukesha County, the Moraine Park Technical College in Washington County and Gateway Technical College in Racine County. These schools have developed apprenticeship programs and customized training for businesses. They have a combined enrollment of more than 50,000 students in two-year associate degree and certificate programs. 

Colleges & Universities

Southeastern Wisconsin is home to more than two dozen colleges, universities and specialty schools that offer a full range of educational opportunities - from classroom settings offering low faculty-to-student ratios, to world-class research centers like the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Marquette University.

Alverno College

3400 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 2,500; Curriculum: more than 60 majors and minors with weekday and weekend undergraduate class options for women; co-ed master’s programs in business, education, nursing and community psychology. Telephone: (414) 382-6100 or (800) 933-3401; Website:

Art Institute of Wisconsin

320 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee; Enrollment: NA; Curriculum: branch of The Art Institute of Phoenix; prepares students for careers in the visual and practical arts; offers bachelor’s degrees in advertising, graphic design, interior design, fashion marketing, digital film making and production, media arts and animation, web design and interactive media. Telephone: (414) 978-5000; Website: 

Bryant and Stratton College

310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 500E, Milwaukee; 10950 W. Potter Rd., Wauwatosa; and Bayshore Town Center, Glendale;  Enrollment: 1,800; Curriculum: diplomas in criminal justice and security services, health services, medical office assistant; associate degrees in accounting, business, graphic design, health services administration, hospitality management-restaurant and hotel services, human resources specialist, medical reimbursement and coding, nursing, interactive media design, criminal justice studies, medical administrative assistant, medical assisting, mobile applications development, networking technology, office management, paralegal studies, occupational therapy assistant, security technology; bachelor’s degrees in health services administration, general management, office management, accounting, nursing. Telephone: (414) 276-5200, (414) 302-7000 or (414) 969-9600; Website:

Cardinal Stritch University

6801 N. Yates Rd., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 4,600 (grad and undergrad); Curriculum: co-ed, Catholic; more than 60 fields of study with undergraduate degrees ranging from education to business and the fine arts; graduate programs in nursing, clinical psychology, religious studies; sports management, leadership, health sciences, education and business; day, evening and online classes. Telephone: (414) 410-4000; Website:

Carroll University

100 N. East Ave., Waukesha; Enrollment: 3,021 (undergrad), 460 (grad); Curriculum: liberal arts and pre-professional in 80 areas of study. Telephone: (262) 524-7373; Website:

Concordia University Wisconsin

12800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mequon; Enrollment: 7,178; Curriculum: liberal arts, business, business science, nursing, education, theology, humanities, science, math, physical therapy and radiology technician. Telephone: (262) 243-5700; Website:

Gateway Technical College

3520 30th Ave., Kenosha; College serves approximately 23,500 students annually; campuses in Racine, Burlington, Kenosha, Elkhorn, Pleasant Prairie and Sturtevant; Curriculum: two-year technical college offering associate degrees, technical diplomas, advanced technical certificates and apprenticeship programs.  Telephone: (800) 247-7122; Website:

Herzing University

Brookfield Campus: 555 S. Executive Dr.; Kenosha Campus: 4006 Washington Rd.; Curriculum: More than 50 different programs available in business, technology, health care, design, and public safety; bachelor’s and associate degrees taught in the classroom, online, or both; master’s degrees, continuing education and certification prep courses also available. Telephone: Brookfield Campus: (262) 725-0321; Kenosha Campus: (262) 287-9562; Website:

Kaplan University Learning Center

201 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee; Enrollment: NA; Curriculum: graduate and undergraduate degrees and single course options in accounting, business, nursing, healthcare management, information management, environmental and legal studies, social and behavioral sciences, and criminal justice. Telephone: (414) 223-2105; Website:

Lakeland College – Milwaukee Center

1135 S. 70th St., West Allis; Enrollment: 600; Curriculum: evening, Saturday and online bachelor’s programs in business administration, computer science, accounting, marketing, psychology, communication, early childhood education and elementary/middle school education, criminal justice and specialized administration; master’s degrees in business, education and counseling. Telephone: (414) 476-6565; Website:

Marian University – West Allis Center

1227 S. 116th St., West Allis; Enrollment: 175; Curriculum: adult undergraduate programs in criminal justice, general management, homeland security, human resource management, interdisciplinary studies, marketing, nursing, operations and supply chain management, organizational communication and radiologic technology completion program; graduate programs in criminal justice, education, nursing, thanatology and organizational leadership; doctorate programs in curriculum and instruction, educational administration and leadership studies. Telephone: (414) 258-6757; Website:

Marquette University

1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 11,800; Curriculum (colleges/schools): arts and sciences, business administration, communication, dentistry, education, engineering, health sciences, law, nursing, and professional studies. Telephone: (414) 288-7250; Website:

Medical College of Wisconsin

8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 1,245 (845 medical students and 400 graduate students), 860 graduate physicians in residency and fellowship training; Curriculum: medical, biomedical science, public health. Telephone: (414) 955-8296; Website:

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W. State St., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 50,000; Curriculum: business, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, media and creative arts, technology and applied sciences, and pre-college education. Telephone: (414) 297-MATC; Website:

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 625; Curriculum: bachelor of fine arts degree in communication design, illustration, industrial design, interior architecture and design, and fine arts. Telephone: (414) 847-3200; Website:

Milwaukee School of Engineering

1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee; Enrollment: 2,712 (undergraduate), 227(graduate); Curriculum: engineering – architectural, biomedical, biomolecular, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, software; business – business administration; other – nursing, construction management, actuarial science, user experience and communication design; graduate programs – business administration, civil engineering, engineering, engineering management, architectural engineering, nursing - healthcare systems management, perfusion, new product management and marketing, and export management. Telephone: (414) 277-6763 or (800) 332-6763  Website:

Moraine Park Technical College

2151 N. Main St., West Bend; Enrollment: 4,300; Curriculum: more than 60 career areas. Telephone: (262) 334-3413  Website:

Mount Mary University

2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy., Milwaukee; Enrollment: nearly 1,475; Curriculum: liberal arts with more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and nine graduate programs for women and men. Majors include art and design, art therapy, business, counseling, dietetics, education, English, fashion, health sciences, interior design, justice, occupational therapy and social work, among others; Telephone: (414) 258-4810; Website: 

Ottawa University

245 S. Executive Dr., Suite 110, Brookfield; Enrollment: 350; Curriculum: bachelor’s degrees in 19 majors including accounting, business administration and health care management; master’s degrees in business administration and human resources; courses can be completed in the classroom, online or both. Telephone: (262) 879-0200 or (866) 228-4262; Website:

University of Phoenix – Milwaukee

Three locations in the Greater Milwaukee area. Main Campus: 10850 W. Park Place, Suite 150, Milwaukee; Enrollment: 4,600; Curriculum: bachelor of science degrees in business with concentrations of study in business management, management, business administration and information systems; master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Telephone: (262) 785-0608; Website:

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2310 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 22,321 (undergraduate), 4,835 (graduate); Curriculum (colleges/schools): letters and sciences, engineering and applied science, architecture and urban planning, education, nursing, business, information studies, continuing education, graduate school, health sciences, social welfare, arts, public health, and freshwater sciences study. Telephone: (414) 229-1122; Website:

University of Wisconsin – Washington County

400 University Dr., West Bend; Curriculum: freshman/sophomore courses offered in more than 200 majors, plus UW bachelor degree programs. Telephone: (262) 335-5201; Website:

University of Wisconsin – Waukesha County

1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha; Enrollment: 2,200; Curriculum: two-year, freshman and sophomore liberal arts transfer institution. Telephone: (262) 521-5040; Website:

Upper Iowa University

620 S. 76th St., Suite 100, Milwaukee; Enrollment: 2,450; Curriculum: accelerated adult evening bachelor of science programs in business administration, accounting, human resources management, management, health services administration, marketing, management information systems, financial management, psychology, human services, public administration and criminal justice. Telephone: (414) 475-4848; Website:

Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main St., Pewaukee; Enrollment: 27,900 (full and part-time); Curriculum: more than 150 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates; four schools: school of health, school of applied technologies, school of business and school of protective & human services. Telephone: (262) 691-5566; Website:

Wisconsin Lutheran College

8800 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee; Enrollment: 1,188; Curriculum: liberal arts, business, teacher education, and nursing; 38 majors, five pre-professional programs, adult accelerated degree completion program and graduate programs. Telephone: (414) 433-8800; Website: 

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