University of Wisconsin Colleges

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,750

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,171

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.4%

6,029 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,940

48.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

22.9%

894 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin Colleges is a higher education institution located in Dane County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 1,520 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin Colleges. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,344 degrees), 21.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750, which is $-2,570 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750, which is $-2,570 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,171.

In 2016, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,750

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges was $4,750. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $-2,570 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,171

2016 Value

5.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,171. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin Colleges grew by 5.77%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,050

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin Colleges was of $8,050 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.499% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.96% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin Colleges received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2015, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of Wisconsin Colleges (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.5%

2015 Default Rate

453

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin Colleges was 11.5%, which represents 453 out of the 3928 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin Colleges received 6,029 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,029 applicants, 4,548 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.4% acceptance rate.

There were 11,940 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 70.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,548

Accepted Out of 6,029

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin Colleges was 75.4% (4,548 admissions from 6,029 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 99.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions declined by -15.8%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin Colleges has a total enrollment of 11,940 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,766 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,174. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Asian, 2.83% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0838% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.2%), followed by White Female (40.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,940 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,766 and the part-time enrollment is 6,174. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Wisconsin Colleges was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), University of Wisconsin Colleges had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,784

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    774

  3. Asian

    466

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 81.9% White, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Asian, 2.83% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0838% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 25 students (0.209%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 154 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin Colleges are white (1,344 degrees awarded). There were 21.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,520 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,786 people), Miscellaneous managers (25,368 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (12,052 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (11,795 people), and Education administrators (11,160 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,520 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,520 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (96,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (23,112 people), Hospitals (22,949 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (15,588 people), and Computer Systems Design (14,968 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,520 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Wisconsin Colleges.

Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 683

  2. 837

In 2016, 683 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (837).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 675 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.816 times less than the 827 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 827 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.23 times more than the 675 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

23%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (27.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Female and Hispanic or Latino (27.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.01% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,344 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white (1,344 degrees awarded). There were 21.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

0.0658% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    739 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    605 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white female (739 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (605 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $18.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $50.1k (0.273%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin Colleges had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin Colleges employs 114 Associate professors, 68 Professors, and 66 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Male Associate professors (65), Female Associate professors(49), and Male Professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 82 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.3M

2015 Endowment

4.84%

growth from 2014

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at about $18.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin Colleges grew 4.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.2M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at University of Wisconsin Colleges (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.88M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin Colleges received $1.88M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$51.1M

Salary Expenditure

$103M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin Colleges had a total expenditure of $103M. Of that $103M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $103M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Wisconsin Colleges as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.1M

2015 Salaries

1.17%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a median of $51.1M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 1.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% decline from 2013 and a 1.72% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M

Instructional Salaries

320

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a total of $16.3M to 320 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

114 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Associate professor with 114 employees; Professor with 68 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 82 employees; Management with 59 employees; and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Male Associate professor with 65 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Wisconsin Colleges.

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