Universities & Colleges in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is located in the north-central part of United. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, whereas Milwaukee is the largest city. As per the United States Census Bureau estimates, Wisconsin has a population of ~5.7 million in 2011 with a maximum population concentration (one-third of the state's population) in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area.
Wisconsin experiences humid continental climate with mild summers and snowy in the winter. The monthly average temperatures range from a high of 82.8°F to a low of 5.4°F.
Studying in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has approximately 36 private and 31 public higher education institutions. University of Wisconsin is one of the world's leading institutes for the research and developmental courses. University of Wisconsin's Madison centre has a capacity of 41,563 students while the Milwaukee centre has a capacity of 29,338. Wisconsin also has an expanding network of technical school throughout the state. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Madison Area Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the worth mentioning names in this regard. Besides this, the state offers a vast range of educational and professional courses out of the circuit of traditional academic disciplines, which definitely attracts international students from various countries.
According to the open door fact sheet, approximately ~9250 international students got admission in various different institutions of the in the year 2011.
The tuition fee for an undergraduate international student at the University of Wisconsin is $12,120 per semester and for graduate students it is ~$12, 600. Lawrence University however costs highest compared to all the other institutions with a tuition fee of ~$31,000 followed by Beloit College (~$29,900) and Marquette University of Milwaukee (~$26,700).
There are a handful of scholarship programs and fellowships in the educational institutes of Wisconsin. Thus, finding a financial aid opportunity may not be easy always. However, there is ACS youth scholarship program, Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship program, Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grants,Wisconsin Higher Education Grants etc., available on a limited basis. International students are needed to contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office for full information regarding the aids.
Cost of Living
Cost of living in Wisconsin is lower than that of the United State's national average while in Madison in particular the cost is little higher than that. The consumer price index is 5.8% lower than U.S. city average.
Agriculture and manufacturing sector is the main contributor to the economy of this state. The top three industries that are expected to provide the highest percentage of employment in 2010-2020 are:
Health care and social assistance
Professional, technical and scientific services, and
Computer and information technology
The median household income of Wisconsin was ~$51, 600 in 2010, while the per capita income was around ~$26, 600. The state thus ranked 21st in the United States of America in terms of its average income statistics. A bachelor's degree holder can expect to earn an average annual payment of $55,000 while a Doctorate the amount can be as high as $75,000.