Graduate Schools in Wisconsin | WI Graduate Programs

Graduate schools in Wisconsin could offer the right degree program for you, so why not check them out?

Wisconsin had a 2014 population estimate of 5,757,564, which is a 1.2% change from 2010. 26.8% of the state’s population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and the annual median household income is $52,413. Some of the state’s largest cities include Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine. Wisconsin tends to be known as a leading state in milk and cheese production- it’s where it gets its nickname, “America’s Dairyland”.i

Top 7 Occupations in Wisconsin

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Professions with the highest employment in Wisconsin

Whether you need help deciding what degree to pursue, or just want to get a feel for
professions with the highest employment in Wisconsin , the table below should be helpful.

  • Registered Nurses
    55,940
  • General and Operations Managers
    32,590
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
    29,520
  • Accountants and Auditors
    22,090
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
    19,330
  • Software Developers, Applications
    15,840
  • Computer Systems Analysts
    14,270

These results were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information see the OES May 2017 State Data Report.

The state has over 14,000 lakes (Winnebago is the largest), which is why water sports, ice-boating, and fishing are popular. Non-water activates like skiing and hunting are also fun for tourists. There are 95 state parks, forests, and recreation areas. Some of the largest employers in the state are Wal-Mart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee Public Schools and the U.S. Postal Service.ii

If the culture, weather and location sound ideal, why not pursue a graduate degree in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Education Demographics

 PopulationMedian Household IncomeMedian Gross Rent% of person having a bachelor's degree or higher
Milwaukeeiii594,833$35,467$77522.1%
Madisoniv233,209$53,464$90653.8%
Green Bayv104,057$42,427$65222.0%
Kenoshavi99,218$48,643$78622.0%

i en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin

ii factmonster.com/us-states/wisconsin.html

iii census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/5553000,00

iv census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/5548000,00

v census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/5531000,00

vi census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/5539225,00

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