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Founded in 1912, NWTC is a nationally-recognized, two-year public college, serving nearly 27,000 individuals annually. Focused on student success and the economic vitality of our communities, we transform, strengthen, and inspire the people of northeast Wisconsin and beyond.
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What We Believe

We believe everyone has worth. We are not limited to age, gender, social status, religion. We are unified in dignity and diversity. 

We believe everyone – no matter where they are in their personal and professional journeys – can dream big and rise above their current places. We believe everyone can soar higher.

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NWTC Locations

Three main campuses, five regional centers, and additional specialty centers are located throughout the northeast Wisconsin.

NWTC’s district includes all of Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, and Oconto counties, all but a small sliver of Brown county, the eastern half of Shawano county, and a very small part of Outagamie and Manitowoc counties.

Land Acknowledgement

Did you know the NWTC Green Bay campus is located on the ancestral homelands of the Oneida Nation? Read our Land Acknowledgement Statement and learn the powerful meaning behind the words.

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Dedicated to Student Success

Student success is the center of our work at NWTC. We assist our students in every possible way to help them earn a credential. The College has been named an Achieving the Dream Leader College for student success and closing achievement gaps.  

See all our awards, accreditation, and certifications.

What are NWTC's mission and vision?

NWTC Mission

We are a two-year technical college, serving Northeast Wisconsin by providing education, training, and life-long learning opportunities for all individuals and businesses leading to the development of a skilled and culturally inclusive workforce.  Our customers stimulate the economic vitality of our district as a result of the application of skills and knowledge acquired through the completion of certificates, degrees, diplomas, and courses.

NWTC Vision

NWTC is a cutting-edge, lifelong learning college that transforms, strengthens, and inspires.

What is the history of NWTC?

For over 100 years, NWTC has built a pipeline of highly-skilled workers for our region by providing education and training to thousands of individuals. Along the way, the College has become the area’s resource for affordable excellence, a champion of student success, and a pioneer of programs that meet the current and future needs of students and community. See how the College has evolved.

Who are the leaders of NWTC?

NWTC’s Executive Leadership Team includes Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, college president; Dr. Kathryn Rogalski, Dr. Jennifer FlattMeridith Jaeger, and Dan Mincheff . Learn more about NWTC leadership.

How successful are NWTC graduates?

  • 2,649 degree and diploma grads more than all other Green Bay colleges combined
  • 98% are very satisfied or satisfied with their training
  • 60.24% of students receive a credential within 4 years
  • $45,000 median annual salary of associate degree grads* (employed full-time in the field within six months of graduation)
  • 88% are employed; 73% of those grads are employed in their career field
  • 71% work in the district
  • 94% work in the state

Learn more about NWTC graduate success

*Employed full-time in the field.

How safe are the NWTC locations?

NWTC is a remarkably safe place to be, with a very low occurrence of theft and no reported violent crimes in the last two years. Learn more about safety and security at NWTC.

How is NWTC funded?

What is the student retention rate?

  • Fall to Spring: 79.3%
  • Year one to Year two: 56.2%

Licensure Rate

Please see individual academic program pages for licensure rates:

Looking for NWTC’s policies?

NWTC has guidelines, policies, and procedures in place to ensure all our students can learn in a safe and welcoming environment. In addition, the College has policies on academic progress, affirmative action, public assembly, non-discrimination, accommodation for religion beliefs, privacy, technology use, and snow closing.  See all NWTC policies