University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,585

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,045

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.4%

6,723 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,548

90.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.8%

1,244 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a higher education institution located in La Crosse County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were General Biological Sciences (240 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (193 degrees), and General Psychology (180 degrees).

In 2017, 2,490 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,237 degrees), 33.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $7,585, which is $-13,148 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $7,585, which is $-13,148 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,045.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,585

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was $7,585. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $-13,148 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,045

2017 Value

1.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,045. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grew by 1.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,155

Room and Board

$120

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was of $6,155 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $120. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0813% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 40% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.98% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

1.68%

2016 Default Rate

39

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was 1.68%, which represents 39 out of the 2317 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-La Crosse received 6,723 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.05% annual growth. Out of those 6,723 applicants, 4,933 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,548 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an overall enrollment yield of 43%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,933

Accepted Out of 6,723

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was 73.4% (4,933 admissions from 6,723 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.05%, while admissions grew by 0.859%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a total enrollment of 10,548 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 9,522 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.4% White, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.749% Black or African American, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0284% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.4%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.1%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Two or More Races Male (1.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,548 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 9,522 and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 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-La Crosse was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,428

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    337

  3. Two or More Races

    282

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 89.4% White, 3.19% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.749% Black or African American, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0284% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 9 students (0.0853%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 442 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are white (2,237 degrees awarded). There were 33.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is General Biological Sciences (240 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (193 degrees) and General Psychology (180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (260 degrees awarded), Biology (327 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (71 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Physicians (498,001 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (290,921 people), Postsecondary teachers (260,309 people), Other managers (250,141 people), and Other Physical Scientists (139,295 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (260 degrees awarded), Biology (327 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Psychology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (52 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-La Crosse are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (260 degrees awarded), Biology (327 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Psychology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (52 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (708,537 people), Elementary & secondary schools (629,661 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (585,373 people), Offices of physicians (251,347 people), and Outpatient care centers (231,776 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (260 degrees awarded), Biology (327 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), Psychology (202 degrees), and Physical Sciences (52 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-La Crosse.

Most Common

  1. 240 degrees awarded

  2. 193 degrees awarded

  3. 180 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was General Biological Sciences with 240 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,024

  2. 1,466

In 2017, 1,024 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,466).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 111 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.982 times less than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 154 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.4 times more than the 110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 36% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (73.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is Female and White (73.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.0804% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,237 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is white (2,237 degrees awarded). There were 33.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (67 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,331 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    906 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is white female (1,331 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (906 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an endowment valued at nearly $24M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $873k (3.64%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a total expenditure of $165M. Of that $165M, they spent $68.5M on salaries and $165M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employs 150 Assistant professors, 127 Associate professors, and 110 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Female Assistant professors (82), Male Assistant professors(68), and Female Associate professors (66).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are: Service, with 125 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24M

2017 Endowment

6.67%

growth from 2016

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an endowment valued at about $24M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grew 6.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.15M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.42M - Federal

  2. $295k - State

  3. $36.1k - Local

As of 2017, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received $3.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $295k from state grants and contracts, and $36.1k 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.

$68.5M

Salary Expenditure

$165M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a total expenditure of $165M. Of that $165M, they spent $68.5M on salaries and $165M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$68.5M

2017 Salaries

0.104%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse paid a median of $68.5M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($165M) and a 0.104% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.28% decline from 2015 and a 4.14% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.7M

Instructional Salaries

477

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse paid a total of $30.7M to 477 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

150 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

125 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were Assistant professor with 150 employees; Associate professor with 127 employees; and Associate professor with 110 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were Service with 125 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was Female Assistant professor with 82 employees, Male Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Female Associate professor with 66 employees.

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

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