List of Top Colleges for Online Education in Wisconsin Compiled by

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Top Online & Distance Learning Programs Evaluated by Quality, Affordability for 2016-2017

A list of Wisconsin’s Best Online Colleges has been released by leading higher education and student resource site Collecting data on both two-year and four-year schools, the site scored and ranked colleges based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative metrics, with the following colleges receiving top marks: Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin Superior, University of Wisconsin Stout, Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for four-year schools; Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Western Technical College and Gateway Technical College for two-year schools.

"The number of people in Wisconsin with an associate degree or higher has steadily been increasing over the past two decades,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "As more and more people seek degrees they also seek more flexible learning options. The schools on this list are providing quality degree programs in an online format, giving more students the ability to access higher education.”

In order to land a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin list, requires schools to meet certain standards. All colleges must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Limits are also set on tuition costs to maintain affordability standards—only two-year schools offering in-state tuition under $5,000 annually were considered, while only four-year schools offering in-state tuition under $25,000 annually were considered. Scores and specific ranks for each school were also determined by a variety of factors most important to students, including graduation rates and financial aid offerings.

The list below includes each school on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin ranking for 2016-2017. To learn more about specific rankings, data and methodology used to determine school scores visit the following link:

The following schools are recognized as the Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017:

Fox Valley Technical College
Gateway Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College
Mid-State Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College
Nicolet College
Northcentral Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Western Technical College
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

The following schools are recognized as the Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017:

Lakeland College
Maranatha Baptist University
Ottawa University-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin - Stout
University of Wisconsin - Superior
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Viterbo University

### began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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