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Oak Creek, Wis., has the luxury of having Milwaukee as its neighbor and the country as its backyard, making it charming place to attend college.

Oak Creek, Wisconsin Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Each degree from a Oak Creek, 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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Oak Creek, Wis., Colleges and Universities

Oak Creek, Wis., lives up to its slogan: where city meets the country. A town of about 34,000 people just 10 miles from Milwaukee, Oak Creek has the offerings of its urban neighbor while still providing residents with small town luxuries.

Oak Creek colleges

The closest college to Oak Creek is Marquette University, in Milwaukee. A Catholic school of 12,000 students, Marquette University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, 50 doctoral and master's degree programs, and 30 graduate certificates. The school consistently ranks high in the best colleges list for both U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review, and costs over $32,000 a year.

Drive a couple miles further and you'll reach the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, or UVM, with a student body of about 30,000. Students can choose from 94 bachelor's degrees, 53 master's, and 32 doctoral degree programs. The school boasts a 96 percent alumni satisfaction rate, and low tuition -- at about $8,500 a year for in-state students and $18,000 for out-of-state students.

Oak Creek economy

The main industries in Oak Creek are education and health, making up 21.2 percent of the workforce. The top employers are UPS (1,250 employees), Oak Creek-Franklin School district (650 employees), and Wisconsin Electric Power Company (530 employees). The median household income is $66,336, which is higher than the $51,598 median income for all those living statewide, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. With a population increase of 21.1 percent between 2000 and 2010 and close proximity to thriving Milwaukee, Oak Creek could hold a promising future for you in terms of an education and a career.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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