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Onalaska, Wisconsin Colleges

Read about the colleges and schools in or near Onalaska, Wis., that can provide you with opportunites and set you on a career path.

Onalaska, Wisconsin Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

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

You could recognize Onalaska, Wis., as the "sunfish capital of the world," but may not know much about this city. With a population of 17,736, Onalaska can provide you with opportunities in education and business and be a place for you to settle down. With nearly 35 percent of adult residents possessing bachelor's degrees, the city could prove the right place for you to pursue an education.

Onalaska colleges

Just a six-mile drive away, in La Crosse, is the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. A school of 10,000 students, UW-La Crosse has more than 85 undergraduate programs and 25 graduate programs ranging from degrees in art to gerontology. The school is consistently voted one of the best value universities by Kiplinger's Magazine with tuition coming to $8,324 a year for in-state students and $15,898 for out-of-state students. If that doesn't fit your needs, another great school in La Crosse to consider is Viterbo University. With just more than 3,000 students, Viterbo University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, five graduate degrees, and multiple certification programs. The subjects vary, ranging from nursing to servant leadership, and tuition is about $21,870 a year. There are other schools within an hour's drive that could also fit your needs, and these include Winora State University as well as Luther College.

Onalaska economy

The main industries in Onalaska are education and health care, making up 28.6 percent of the workforce. Some of the top employers in town include Onalaska School District, Mathy Construction, and Wal-Mart. The median household income is $58,024 in Onalaska; that compares with $51,598 statewide, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Onalaska experienced a 19.5 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010; this suggests that the town is not only thriving but could continue to grow for years to come.

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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