Milwaukee, WI Area Scholarships
Milwaukee /m?l?w??ki?/ is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,025,898 as of 2010.
The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.
Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Delta Center (formerly "Frontier Airlines Center"),Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.
There have been five ships of the United States Navy named after the city, including USS Milwaukee (LCS-5).
Schools in and around Milwaukee, WI
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,400 average out-state tuition; $31,400 average in-state tuition
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Four or more years; Public; $17,398 average out-state tuition; $7,669 average in-state tuition
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Milwaukee Area Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,034 average out-state tuition; $3,356 average in-state tuition
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,990 average out-state tuition; $30,990 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $20,544 average out-state tuition; $20,544 average in-state tuition
Cardinal Stritch University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $22,720 average out-state tuition; $22,720 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Milwaukee
- Business Administration and Management
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Marketing/Marketing Management
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- Social Work
- Mechanical Engineering
- Library and Information Science
- English Language and Literature
- Political Science and Government
- Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
- Mass Communication/Media Studies
- Biomedical Sciences