High School Students

High School Students

Start Your Career Path at Mid-State

A two-year degree from Mid-State can be your best first step to a career you'll love. Technical college degrees are in higher demand than ever and cost far less than two years at a four-year college. From high school to Mid-State to a career or further education, whatever degree you desire, your path starts here.

Why Mid-State?

We asked high school students why they chose Mid-State. Here are the reasons they cared about the most:

  • Experience college close to home while still enjoying a variety of student life opportunities, including clubs, organizations, discounts, and other perks. 
  • Benefit from the personalized experience that comes with small classes taught by highly trained and experienced faculty.
  • Access free resources that support your success.
  • Choose from over 60 associate degree and technical diploma programs plus nine apprenticeship programs.
  • Enjoy the lowest tuition rates in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Experience what it means to be in demand—95 percent of Mid-State Technical College graduates find a job within six months of graduating.
  • Enroll at Mid-State full-time right after graduating and you could be earning a real salary within 27 months—sooner than your friends attending a four-year college

Explore more reasons people choose Mid-State here.

Yes, you can take a Mid-State class now!

Getting an early start on your college education is like money in your pocket. While still in high school, you can explore your career options, earn a regional or national credential, and take classes you’re interested in that aren’t offered at your school—all at little or no cost to you.

  1. Experience college-level courses while taking classes in your own high school.
  2. Earn tuition-free credit for college programs at your high school with Dual Credit.
  3. Earn credits that are all applicable to Mid-State programs—with many also transferable to Mid-State Technical College’s four-year college and university partners, including Lakeland University, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout, and UW-River Falls.
  4. Get paid while receiving on-the-job training through the Youth Apprenticeship program.
  5. Complete career-focused Dual Credit Academies that provide a wealth of experiences.

Get to Know Us!

Mid-State offers many options for high school students to learn about our college, programs, and student services. Visit our outreach page for ways you can take a closer look at Mid-State, including:

  • Meet with an outreach coordinator at your school or one of Mid-State’s campus locations.
  • Schedule a campus tour.
  • Schedule a program shadow where you would join a current Mid-State class to learn more about a program and talk to faculty and students.

Visit our outreach page to arrange one of these opportunities or find out about our special events for high school students.