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Learn the basics about Manitowoc colleges and universities and potential post-graduation career opportunities in the area.

Manitowoc, Wisconsin Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Each degree from a Manitowoc, 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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Manitowoc, Wis., Colleges and Careers

Known as the state's Maritime Capital, the northeastern Wisconsin city of Manitowoc sits on a lovely stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline. However, it is not just a place people go to enjoy the view - students are hard at work at its colleges and universities, and its residents are engaged in building a flourishing economy.

Manitowoc colleges

Given that the waters of Lake Michigan are so close, Manitowoc's main college is aptly named: Silver Lake College. An intimate liberal arts school affiliated with the Catholic Church, Silver Lake enrolls about 1,000 students from the U.S. and abroad, with international students from as far afield as China, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Charity, the school still mainly serves women, with about 70 percent female enrollment. Tuition and fees in 2011-12 ran to $21,820, and 82.9 percent of students received need-based financial aid, according to U.S. News and World Report. Business-related majors are the most popular, followed by education. The city is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, a two-year campus of the state university system. It offers associate degrees and general education classes for students preparing for a bachelor's program, and has in-state tuition of about $2,409 a semester for full-time students.

Manitowoc economy

During his January 2011 visit, President Barack Obama said the city showed "the incredible promise of our country." Manitowoc's promise is being realized in a thriving manufacturing sector. Six of the city's 10 largest private employers are manufacturers, including Manitowoc Cranes, Fisher Hamilton and Federal-Mogul Powertrain Systems, all of which employ between 500-999 people. Burger Boat Company is slightly smaller but the luxury yacht maker is arguably Manitowoc's signature company, rivaled only by ice machine maker the Manitowoc Co. The projected 2013 median household income for Manitowoc is $59,018, according to figures provided by the county's Economic Development Corporation. This is above Wisconsin's 2011 mean annual wage of $41,420, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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