An educated workforce equals a skilled, competent workforce, and Washington County exceeds state national averages in all stages of education from high school to college.

The percentage of adults in Washington County that have high school diplomas and 2-year degrees is higher than both the state and national rates, which speaks to the quality of education in the county.

Washington County, Wisconsin, schools spend $11,367 per student. There are 18 pupils per teacher, 1,068 students per librarian, and 418 children per counselor in Washington County, Wisconsin schools.

Educational Attainment (percent of adults, 25 years or older)
  Washington County Milwaukee MSA Wisconsin United States
High School Diploma 92.8% 89.9% 90.7% 86.3%
2-Year Degree 19.9% 21.7% 18.1% 18.3%
4-Year Degree 27.9% 32.9% 27.4% 29.3%

There are 9 public school districts and 23 private schools in the county. Washington County is also home to two colleges, which are Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Washington County. Nearby Milwaukee is home to the UW-Milwaukee campus, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University among other smaller universities. For more information on the colleges and universities and other schools in Washington County, visit the links below.

Washington County

Colleges & Universities
Primary & Secondary Schools


Education in Washington County, Wisconsin. (2016). Retrieved 1.19.2018, from

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