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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$19,998
($6,308)
Graduate
(in-state)
$17,015
($9,348)
Books & Supplies $1,216
On-Campus Living Costs $12,214
Off-Campus Living Costs $12,193

Average Costs of Attendance at Wisconsin Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $33,429 when a student lives on campus and $33,408 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,308 for Wisconsin residents and $19,998 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,348 for Wisconsin residents and $17,015 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $12,214 when a student lives on campus and $12,193 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
Wisconsin Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$19,739 (In-State)
$33,429 (Out-of-State)
$19,718 (In-State)
$33,408 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$6,308 (In-State)
$19,998 (Out-of-State)
$6,308 (In-State)
$19,998 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,216$1,216
Living Costs$12,214$12,193
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Wisconsin Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Wisconsin colleges and universities is $6,308 for in-state students and $19,998 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are decreased by -0.18% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$6,384$6,421 $6,238$6,308
Out-Of-State$18,640$19,032 $20,034$19,998
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Wisconsin Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Wisconsin colleges and universities is $9,348 for in-state students and $17,015 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 2.27% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$9,095$9,161 $9,305$9,348
Out-Of-State$16,057$15,798 $16,637$17,015
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Wisconsin Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of Wisconsin colleges and universities is $1,216. The books & supplies costs are increased by 0.15% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,184$1,219 $1,214$1,216
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Wisconsin Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Wisconsin colleges and universities is $12,214 when a student lives on campus and $12,193 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.09% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 3.15% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
Wisconsin Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$11,481$11,745 $12,083$12,214
Off-Campus$11,334$11,261 $11,821$12,193
[Chart] Living Costs - Wisconsin Colleges