Higher Education

Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Within Easy Reach

Marathon County, and neighboring Portage County, are home to a variety of highly ranked technical, two- and four-year post secondary educational institutions. These institutions provide residents with the opportunity to pursue intellectual and creative interests, obtain advanced degrees and receive highly skilled technical workforce training. The institutions also serve as an exceptional resources for the diverse businesses located in this region — providing businesses with an educated, skilled, highly trained workforce of all ages.


One of the biggest fears for many college graduates is finding a good job that pays well and has solid career prospects.
Congratulations, graduates, on your diploma. Now what about that $29,000 student loan debt?
The deeply indebted college graduate has become a stock character in the national conversation: the art history major with $50,000 in debt, the underemployed barista with $75,000, the struggling poet with $100,000.
The 2013 results represent more than 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across the country. Respondents included 325,279 students, 32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530 district administrators and, new to this year’s survey, 1,346 community members.
A physician from the state of Oregon has been chosen to lead the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in central Wisconsin.
Northcentral Technical College was recognized as one of the fastest-growing community/technical colleges in the nation in a recent analysis of U.S. Department of Education data conducted by Community College Week magazine. NTC was listed No. 21 out of the nation's top 50 "fastest growing" public two-year colleges.
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