University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,091
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,445
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.38%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
72.5%
10,232 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
24,988
78.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
41.5%
1,518 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were Registered Nursing (310 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (281 degrees), and General Finance (234 degrees).

In 2017, 5,725 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,149 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (371 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $8,091, which is $-18,409 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $8,091, which is $-18,409 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,445.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,091
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was $8,091. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $-18,409 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,445
2017 Value
2.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,445. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew by 2.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,030
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was of $10,030 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.77% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.
8.38%
2016 Default Rate
886
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 8.38%, which represents 886 out of the 10579 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-Milwaukee received 10,232 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.41% annual growth. Out of those 10,232 applicants, 7,416 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.5% acceptance rate.

There were 24,988 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an overall enrollment yield of 43.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,416
Accepted Out of 10,232

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 72.5% (7,416 admissions from 10,232 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.41%, while admissions grew by 1.28%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has a total enrollment of 24,988 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 19,726 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,262. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.16% Black or African American, 6.23% Asian, 3.87% Two or More Races, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,988 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 19,726 and the part-time enrollment is 5,262. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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-Milwaukee was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    16,474
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,514
  3. Black or African American
    1,788

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 65.9% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.16% Black or African American, 6.23% Asian, 3.87% Two or More Races, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 115 students (0.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 501 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are white (4,149 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (371 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is Registered Nursing (310 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (281 degrees) and General Finance (234 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (157 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (90 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-Milwaukee are Social workers, all other (156,770 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (86,333 people), Other managers (69,965 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (49,118 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (42,946 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Library Science (157 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (290 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 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-Milwaukee are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Library Science (157 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (290 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 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-Milwaukee are Architectural, engineering & related services (149,040 people), Elementary & secondary schools (118,728 people), Individual & family services (92,270 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,841 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,374 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Library Science (157 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (290 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 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-Milwaukee.
Most Common
  1. 310 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 281 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 234 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was Registered Nursing with 310 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,612
  2. 3,113

In 2017, 2,612 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is 0.839 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,113).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 168 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in General Marketing & Marketing Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Registered Nursing, which is 4.59 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 (46.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is Female and White (46.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.132% 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
    4,149 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    371 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    326 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is white (4,149 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (371 degrees).

0.262% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,269 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,880 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is white female (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,880 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an endowment valued at nearly $139M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.57M (1.13%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had a total salary expenditure of $541M. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee employs 355 Associate professors, 233 Professors, and 203 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are Male Associate professors (194), Male Professors(161), and Female Associate professors (161).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 333 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 261 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 258 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$139M
2017 Endowment
24%
growth from 2016

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an endowment valued at about $139M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew 24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $147M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $34.6M - Federal
  2. $6.9M - State
  3. $1.52M - Local

As of 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received $34.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.9M from state grants and contracts, and $1.52M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$246M
2017 Salaries
2.61%
decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee paid a median of $246M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($541M) and a 2.61% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.32% decline from 2015 and a 1.39% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$76.8M
Instructional Salaries
997
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee paid a total of $76.8M to 997 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
355 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
333 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were Associate professor with 355 employees; Professor with 233 employees; and Professor with 203 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 333 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 261 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 258 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was Male Associate professor with 194 employees, Male Professor with 161 employees, and Female Associate professor with 161 employees.

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

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