Education will get you everywhere, and the greater Milwaukee area offers a multitude of options for advanced academics. From technical trade to thought-provoking pedagogy, public or private, online or on your way to work, one of these higher education institutions is bound to be right for you. Read on Ė your future awaits.
By Melissa McGraw
Milwaukee | www.alverno.edu
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report for doing ďthe best job of educating undergradsĒ two years in a row, Alverno College is one of the nationís largest and oldest Catholic liberal arts colleges for women. For over 125 years, Alverno has focused on the personal and professional development of women and service to the community. It offers weekday and weekend undergraduate programs for women as well as graduate programs in business, nursing, community psychology and education for women and men. Alvernoís abilities-based curriculum challenges students to write, speak, present research and demonstrate knowledge in every area of study.
Brookfield | www.anthem.edu
Since 1982, Anthem College has provided students with hands-on training programs to help them develop skills that meet the needs of todayís employers. Offering a variety of programs in the areas of business, technology, health care and paralegal, the schoolís student-centered, career-focused approach to education is designed to provide students with the skills they need to enter the workforce after graduation.
The Art Institute of Wisconsin
Milwaukee | www.artinstitutes.edu/milwaukee/
One of the newest members of The Art Institutes system of schools across the country, The Art Institute of Wisconsin prepares students for careers in the visual and practical arts. The schoolís mission is to provide employers with quality, skilled graduates who are prepared by experience faculty using market-driven curricula.
Bryant & Stratton College
Glendale, Milwaukee, Wauwatosa | www.bryantstratton.edu
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer bachelorís degrees, associateís degrees and professional certificates in health care, technology, legal, business and nursing.
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee | www.stritch.edu
Cardinal Stritch combines an affordable, value-centered education with real-world experiences to help students reach their full potential. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, the university values students who create a caring community, show compassion, revere all of creation and make peace.
Waukesha | www.carrollu.edu
Carroll University is Wisconsinís oldest four-year institution of higher learning, combining historic architecture with modern technology. More than 60 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs are provided in a high quality, personalized educational experience at an affordable cost.
Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon | www.cuw.edu
Concordia University Wisconsin is one of the largest Lutheran universities in the nation, committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world. The new School of Pharmacy building was completed for the fall 2011 semester, and the university recently announced the launching of a Physician Assistant program which will begin in May 2013. Now in its 30th year, the nursing program is getting its own school designation and will join Concordiaís five other schools: Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Health Professions; and Pharmacy, balancing out the educational opportunities for students.
ITT Technical Institute
Greenfield | www.itt-tech.edu
At this private technical college, career-focused degree programs are offered through schools of Information Technology, Electronics Technology,
Drafting and Design and Business and Criminal Justice. The programs employ traditional academic content and applied learning concepts, delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment.
Milwaukee | www.milwaukee.kaplancollege.com
Career-focused programs at Kaplan College let students learn through hands-on training and from instructorswho bring industry expertise to the
classroom. Choose from an associate degree in criminal justice or diploma programs in computer support technician, dental assistant, medical assistant, medical office specialist or pharmacy technician.
DeVry University and DeVry Universityís Keller Graduate School of Management
Milwaukee, Waukesha | www.devry.edu
DeVry University and DeVry Universityís Keller Graduate School of Management serve working adults who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and technology. Practitioner-based curriculum is responsive to trends and taught by working professionals, offered with an emphasis on convenience and flexibility.
Herzing University & Herzing University Online
Brookfield | www.herzingonline.edu
Herzing University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for masterís, bachelorís and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).
Milwaukee | www.marquette.edu
Wisconsinís largest private university opened in 1881, established in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Marquette students of all faiths foster personal and professional excellence, promote a life of faith and develop leadership expressed in service to others.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee | www.mcw.edu
The Medical College of Wisconsin is a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists. Its goals include discovering and translating new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; and to improve the health of the communities served.
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis | www.matc.edu
A public, two-year comprehensive technical college, Milwaukee Area Technical College allows students to enhance their productivity and potential through well-rounded degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs. A broad range of academic services means the student body at MATC is richly diverse, from immigrants learning English to university graduates continuing their professional development.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee | www.miad.edu
Its Industrial Design program ranked 10th in the nation by DesignIntelligence magazine, MIAD has provided an exceptional creative and professional education since 1974. It is the stateís only nonprofit, independent college of art and design offering the bachelor of fine arts degree, the most highly regarded undergraduate degree in the visual arts that is accredited at the state, regional and national levels.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee | www.msoe.edu
MSOE is an independent, nonprofit university offering dozens of bachelorís and masterís degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, computer, business, nursing and health-related fields. The university has a national academic reputation, dedicated professors and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. Graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee | www.mtmary.edu
Mount Mary is a Catholic college offering more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and eight graduate programs for men and women, including the nationís only professional doctorate of art therapy. Its fashion design and merchandising program is the oldest four-year program
in Wisconsin, providing training in Paris and a live runway show in Milwaukee. Nearing its 100th anniversary, Mount Mary also emphasizes study abroad, service learning and social justice initiatives.
Brookfield, Oak Creek | www.ottawa.edu
A nonprofit pioneer in adult education, Ottawa provides students more with evening and online courses to accommodate busy schedules, and credit is awarded for learning experiences such as prior college, military service and life/work experience. Bachelorís and masterís degree programs are offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education.
University of Phoenix-Milwaukee
Brookfield, Milwaukee | www.phoenix.edu
Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in business, nursing, education, criminal justice and more, in traditional and online formats. Students have access to many resources, including online and on-campus workshops, an extensive electronic library and Student Resource Centers.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee | www.uwm.edu
A major urban doctoral university that is part of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Milwaukee meets the diverse needs of Wisconsinís largest metropolitan area by providing 180 degree programs, a balance of applied and basic research, faculty who are active in public service and partnerships that serve area residents.
University of Wisconsin-Washington County
West Bend | www.washington.uwc.edu
UW-Washington County offers the advantages of both a small, private college and a publicly funded university, and boasts the lowest cost in the UW System. Students can start in more than 200 majors at the two-year campus, then transfer to any UW institution, or complete a bachelorís degree program in West Bend through partnerships with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Platteville.
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
Waukesha | www.waukesha.uwc.edu
The largest of the University of Wisconsinís freshman-sophomore campuses, UW-Waukesha offers a wide variety of courses for any major. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements through the UW Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program, students can easily transfer credits to another UW system institution as a junior. Teaching excellence and small class sizes provide an exceptional experience much like a private liberal arts college.
Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha | www.wctc.edu
Waukesha County Technical College proudly serves approximately 28,000 students annually who take course offerings to prepare for a new job, enhance their career credentials, brush up on basic academic skills or enjoy personal enrichment classes. Students can choose from more than 130 areas of study, including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs as well as customized training for employers. The college also offers many transfer agreements between WCTC programs and select four-year colleges and universities.
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee | www.wlc.edu
A liberal arts college, Wisconsin Lutheran offers small classes and one-on-one mentoring from professors, as well as opportunities for involvement in undergraduate research projects, athletics, fine arts and service to the community. Taught from a Christian perspective, courses help students develop numerous skills, giving them a solid basis for graduate work or for a future career in an ever-changing world.