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Learn the basics about Kenosha, Wisc., colleges and career opportunities in the area after graduation.

Kenosha, Wisconsin Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Each degree from a Kenosha, Wisconsin Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Wisconsin, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Kenosha Colleges and Careers

Thanks to its location on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha, Wisc., enjoys cool breezes in the summer and (relatively) warmer temperatures in the winter. The educational and economic climate is also attractive in this Wisconsin town of about 166,000, located about 30 miles south of Milwaukee and 60 miles north of Chicago.

Kenosha colleges and universities

Occupying a 95-acre campus in an idyllic arboretum beside the lake, Carthage College is one of the jewels of Kenosha. This Lutheran affiliated liberal arts college enrolls about 3,000 undergraduates, and the 2011-12 freshman class included students from 22 states and five countries, according to the school's website. Its tuition and fees run upward of $31,000 a year, but students can feel good about the odds they'll land a job to pay off any student loans: More than 95 percent of grads land a job or go on to graduate or professional school within six months of getting their degree. The school also provides an intimate educational experience, with class size averaging 17 students. Kenosha also boasts a public liberal arts college, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. This school of about 5,000 students has in-state tuition of $6,936 and out-of-state tuition of $14,509. It is the only NCAA Division II school in Wisconsin, and one of the only schools in the nation offering an undergraduate bioinformatics degree. It sits on a 700-acre campus of prairie and woodland.

Your career in Kenosha

Given the presence of two major universities, it's no surprise that education services is one of the major employment sectors in Kenosha. So are manufacturing, retail trade and health care. Some of the largest manufacturing employers include DaimlerChrysler, which runs an engine plant in the area, and Snap-on tools. In the health care realm, United Hospital System and Aurora Medical Center lead the pack and the Prime Outlets retail center provides more than 700 jobs. Between 2000-2010, Kenosha County was the second-fastest growing county in Wisconsin, according to U.S. Census figures. The 2010 annual median wage in Lake County-Kenosha County was $48,210, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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