High School Students

High School Students

The essential experience is what you get at Western. You don't just sit at a desk and learn. You get out of your chair and actually do it. Interactive classes and internships get you the skills you need when you graduate. Classes are rarely boring. And they can get you into the work world fast; most programs can be completed in two years or less.

Why Western?

Programs – Western has options that fin in your career pathway with over 60 programs to choose.

Real World Experience – Instructors at Western have actually worked in their areas of expertise and bring real-life experience and knowledge to the classroom. The skills you learn now will help you in your career later.

Graduate Success – 1,400 Western graduates enter the workforce each year. 93% of Western grads are employed within 6 months of graduates, 85% find work in Wisconsin with a median starting salary of $31,054. Recent surveys indicate that over five year, there’s a 58% increase!

Lower Tuition – Tuition costs at Western are normally less than a four year college or university and financial Aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

Postsecondary Transfer - Whether you've earned college credit while in high school from another institution and want to know if your credits will transfer to Western or you want to take your Western credits somewhere else, we've got you covered. Western has agreements with many postsecondary institutions if that is your goal.

Student Housing – Western’s Residence hall is located at 820 La Crosse Street on the La Crosse Campus and houses 200 students in 50 four-person suites.