If you're looking for quality education, you couldn't come to a better place. Our state's strong history in education can be traced back to 1856, when the nation's first kindergarten was opened in Wisconsin. Today, our high school students consistently outperform the national average on the ACT test and regularly rank near the top nationally on the college entrance exam.
The Milwaukee Region has one of the highest college students-per-capita ratios in the United States. Each year, about 125,000 students are enrolled in the region’s 24 technical schools, colleges and universities. More than 90 percent of metro Milwaukee’s working age residents are high school graduates and more than half have attended college. The percentage of those age 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree rose from 31% in 2009 to 34% in 2014 in the Milwaukee area. More than 20,000 people graduate from the region’s universities and colleges each year. These include five campuses of the University of Wisconsin system, three major private universities, 10 four-year colleges, four vocational colleges and several specialty institutions. There's a degree program for almost every interest including medical, dental, law, urban planning, nursing, education, engineering and business (including a half dozen MBA programs).