Wisconsin residents pay up to 30 percent less to attend a Big Ten school and up to 42 percent less to attend a Horizon League school than their counterparts in other states, according to a Higher Education Tribune’s analysis of in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.
The Tribune compared in-state tuition at 115 schools. Seventy-nine are competitors in 10 athletic conferences, including five Division I schools, five Division II schools and one Division III school. Wisconsin has schools in four of those conferences.
How does Wisconsin’s in-state tuition compare by athletic conference? Wisconsinites pay…
- 30.3 percent less to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Big Ten than Illinois residents pay to attend the University of of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the same league.
- 42 percent less to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the Horizon League than Illinois residents pay to attend the University of Illinois-Chicago in the same league.
- 49.7 percent less to attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference than Michigan residents pay to attend Michigan Tech University in the same league.
In the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which consists of all Wisconsin schools, University of Wisconsin-Platteville students pay 20.3 percent less in tuition than students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The Big Ten is a Division I conference that includes 14 members. The analysis includes 10 of those schools.
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Illinois||33,932||$15,058|
|University of Michigan- Ann Arbor||Michigan||28,983||$14,402|
|University of Minnesota- Twin Cities||Minnesota||34,870||$14,142|
|Michigan State University||Michigan||39,090||$14,062|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Wisconsin||30,958||$10,488|
|Indiana University- Bloomington||Indiana||39,184||$10,388|
|Ohio State University||Ohio||45,831||$10,037|
|University of Iowa||Iowa||24,476||$8,575|
|University of Nebraska- Lincoln||Nebraska||20,833||$8,537|
The Horizon League is a Division I conference that includes 10 members. The analysis includes nine of those schools.
|University of Illinois-Chicago||Illinois||17,959||$13,664|
|Cleveland State University||Ohio||12,352||$9,768|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Wisconsin||20,968||$9,493|
|Northern Kentucky University||Kentucky||12,380||$9,384|
|Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Indianapolis||Indiana||21,748||$9,205|
|Wright State University||Ohio||12,504||$8,730|
|Youngstown State University||Ohio||11,283||$8,317|
|University of Wisconsin-Green Bay||Wisconsin||6,757||$7,878|
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference is a Division II conference with 12 members. The analysis includes 10 of those schools. Both Purdue campuses listed compete as Purdue University Northwest.
|Michigan Tech University||Michigan||5,811||$14,634|
|Wayne State University||Michigan||17,220||$12,269|
|Grand Valley State University||Michigan||22,209||$11,520|
|Ferris State University||Michigan||12,866||$11,290|
|Lake Superior State University||Michigan||2,099||$11,019|
|Northern Michigan University||Michigan||7,168||$9,766|
|Saginaw Valley State University||Michigan||8,335||$9,345|
|Purdue University-North Central||Indiana||6,064||$7,478|
|University of Wisconsin-Parkside||Wisconsin||4,248||$7,367|
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a Division III conference with eight members. The analysis includes all of those schools.
|University of Wisconsin-Stout||Wisconsin||8,412||$9,395|
|University of Wisconsin-La Crosse||Wisconsin||9,751||$9,091|
|University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire||Wisconsin||10,085||$8,812|
|University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point||Wisconsin||8,297||$8,159|
|University of Wisconsin-River Falls||Wisconsin||5,494||$7,981|
|University of Wisconsin-Whitewater||Wisconsin||11,409||$7,650|
|University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||Wisconsin||12,484||$7,544|
|University of Wisconsin-Platteville||Wisconsin||7,861||$7,484|
Source for all: U.S. Department of Education