Analysis: Wisconsin residents pay up to 42 percent less to attend Division I schools than peers in other states

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.

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Big Ten

The Big Ten is a Division I conference that includes 14 members. The analysis includes 10 of those schools.

SchoolStateEnrollment2016-17 Tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinois33,932$15,058
University of Michigan- Ann ArborMichigan28,983$14,402
University of Minnesota- Twin CitiesMinnesota34,870$14,142
Michigan State UniversityMichigan39,090$14,062
University of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin30,958$10,488
Indiana University- BloomingtonIndiana39,184$10,388
Ohio State UniversityOhio45,831$10,037
Purdue UniversityIndiana31,105$10,002
University of IowaIowa24,476$8,575
University of Nebraska- LincolnNebraska20,833$8,537

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Horizon League

The Horizon League is a Division I conference that includes 10 members. The analysis includes nine of those schools.

SchoolStateEnrollment2016-17 Tuition
University of Illinois-ChicagoIllinois17,959$13,664
Oakland UniversityMichigan16,568$12,064
Cleveland State UniversityOhio12,352$9,768
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeWisconsin20,968$9,493
Northern Kentucky UniversityKentucky12,380$9,384
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-IndianapolisIndiana21,748$9,205
Wright State UniversityOhio12,504$8,730
Youngstown State UniversityOhio11,283
$8,317
University of Wisconsin-Green BayWisconsin6,757$7,878

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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.

SchoolStateEnrollment2016-17 Tuition
Michigan Tech UniversityMichigan5,811$14,634
Wayne State UniversityMichigan17,220$12,269
Grand Valley State UniversityMichigan22,209$11,520
Ferris State UniversityMichigan12,866$11,290
Lake Superior State UniversityMichigan2,099$11,019
Northern Michigan UniversityMichigan7,168$9,766
Saginaw Valley State UniversityMichigan8,335$9,345
Purdue University-CalumetIndiana8,321$7,478
Purdue University-North CentralIndiana6,064$7,478
University of Wisconsin-ParksideWisconsin4,248$7,367

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Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a Division III conference with eight members. The analysis includes all of those schools. 

SchoolStateEnrollment2016-17 Tuition
University of Wisconsin-StoutWisconsin8,412$9,395
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseWisconsin9,751$9,091
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireWisconsin10,085$8,812
University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointWisconsin8,297$8,159
University of Wisconsin-River FallsWisconsin5,494$7,981
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWisconsin11,409$7,650
University of Wisconsin-OshkoshWisconsin12,484$7,544
University of Wisconsin-PlattevilleWisconsin7,861$7,484

Source for all: U.S. Department of Education

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