University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,361
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,276
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.15%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84.4%
6,202 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,017
86.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.6%
1,354 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a higher education institution located in Eau Claire County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were General Business Administration & Management (181 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (149 degrees), and General Psychology (135 degrees).

In 2020, 3,019 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,646 degrees), 25.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $7,361, which is $−15,169 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $7,361, which is $−15,169 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,276.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,361
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was $7,361. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $−15,169 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,276
2020 Value
1.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,276. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire grew by 1.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,216
Room and Board
$400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was of $8,216 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 5.16% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.26% with respect to 2019, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
5.15%
2018 Default Rate
263
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was 5.15%, which represents 263 out of the 5109 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-Eau Claire received 6,202 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.29% annual decline. Out of those 6,202 applicants, 5,232 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 11,017 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an overall enrollment yield of 43.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,232
Accepted Out of 6,202

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was 84.4% (5,232 admissions from 6,202 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.29%, while admissions grew by 2.01%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a total enrollment of 11,017 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 9,553 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.1% White, 3.71% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0454% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.9%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Asian Female (2.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (79.5%), followed by White Male (9.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,017 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 9,553 and the part-time enrollment is 1,464. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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-Eau Claire was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,491
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    409
  3. Asian
    361

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 86.1% White, 3.71% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Asian, 3.07% Two or More Races, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0454% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 925 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is white (2,646 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is General Business Administration & Management (181 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (149 degrees) and General Psychology (135 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (38 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees).

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-Eau Claire are Elementary & middle school teachers (192,274 people), Postsecondary teachers (178,033 people), Other managers (144,517 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (106,506 people), and Secondary school teachers (105,531 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees), Physical Sciences (83 degrees), and English (81 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees), Physical Sciences (83 degrees), and English (81 degrees).

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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-Eau Claire are Elementary & secondary schools (404,850 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (343,777 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (170,203 people), Computer Systems Design (116,323 people), and Legal services (92,000 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Language & Linguistics (136 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (38 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees), Physical Sciences (83 degrees), and English (81 degrees).

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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-Eau Claire.
Most Common
  1. 181 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 149 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 135 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was General Business Administration & Management with 181 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,047
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,972
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,047 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,972).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 157 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.946 times less than the 166 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 166 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 157 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (69.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is Male and White (69.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.148% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,646 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is white (2,646 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (103 degrees).

0.166% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,751 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    895 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is white female (1,751 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (895 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an endowment valued at nearly $51.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.46M (2.87%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a total salary expenditure of $187M. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire employs 150 Professors, 107 Assistant professors, and 99 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Male Professors (97), Female Assistant professors(65), and Female Associate professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 162 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, and Service with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.1M
2020 Endowment
0.956%
decline from 2019

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an endowment valued at about $51.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire declined 0.956% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.13M - Federal
  2. $413k - State
  3. $151k - Local

As of 2020, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received $4.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $413k from state grants and contracts, and $151k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$77.6M
2020 Salaries
3.43%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire paid a median of $77.6M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 3.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.65% growth from 2018 and a 1.34% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.6M
Instructional Salaries
439
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire paid a total of $31.6M to 439 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
150 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
162 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were Professor with 150 employees; Assistant professor with 107 employees; and Assistant professor with 99 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 162 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; and Service with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was Male Professor with 97 employees, Female Assistant professor with 65 employees, and Female Associate professor with 58 employees.

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