University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,418

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,341

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.95%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

80.3%

4,047 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,779

80.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.9%

827 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a higher education institution located in Grant County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were General Business Administration & Management (159 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (158 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (119 degrees).

In 2016, 1,671 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 40.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,505 degrees), 43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $6,418, which is $-13,742 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $6,418, which is $-13,742 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,341.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,418

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was $6,418. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $-13,742 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,341

2016 Value

0.0836%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin-Platteville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,341. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Platteville grew by 0.0836%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,388

Room and Board

$400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was of $7,388 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.97% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Platteville received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.26% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.95%

2015 Default Rate

83

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was 3.95%, which represents 83 out of the 2099 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-Platteville received 4,047 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.6% annual growth. Out of those 4,047 applicants, 3,251 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.3% acceptance rate.

There were 8,779 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an overall enrollment yield of 48%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,251

Accepted Out of 4,047

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville was 80.3% (3,251 admissions from 4,047 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 14.6%, while admissions declined by -2.37%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has a total enrollment of 8,779 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 7,032 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88% White, 3.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Two or More Races, 1.9% Black or African American, 1.46% Asian, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (59.8%), followed by White Female (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (11.9%), followed by White Male (8.96%) and Black or African American Male (8.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,779 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 7,032 and the part-time enrollment is 1,747. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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-Platteville was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,725

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    342

  3. Two or More Races

    177

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 88% White, 3.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Two or More Races, 1.9% Black or African American, 1.46% Asian, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 32 students (0.365%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 311 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are white (1,505 degrees awarded). There were 43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is General Business Administration & Management (159 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (158 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (119 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (164 degrees awarded), Engineering (391 degrees), and Communication Technologies (34 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-Platteville are Miscellaneous managers (446,122 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (366,707 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (312,519 people), Civil engineers (235,901 people), and Mechanical engineers (162,490 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (164 degrees awarded), Engineering (391 degrees), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and Protective Services (182 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-Platteville are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, General & operations managers, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (164 degrees awarded), Engineering (391 degrees), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and Protective Services (182 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-Platteville are Computer Systems Design (425,861 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (414,140 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (333,212 people), Construction (277,830 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (204,893 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (164 degrees awarded), Engineering (391 degrees), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (108 degrees), and Protective Services (182 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-Platteville.

Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was General Business Administration & Management with 159 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 991

  2. 680

In 2016, 991 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, which is 1.46 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (680).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Mechanical Engineering, which is 18.8 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 79 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.988 times less than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Platteville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is Female and Asian (100% 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, 0.121% 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

    1,505 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is white (1,505 degrees awarded). There were 43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0.299% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    913 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    592 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is white male (913 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (592 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an endowment valued at nearly $21.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $90.6k (0.418%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a total expenditure of $135M. Of that $135M, they spent $58M on salaries and $135M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville employs 97 Professors, 89 Lecturers, and 88 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Male Professors (66), Male Assistant professors(59), and Female Lecturers (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 105 employees, Service, with 95 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.7M

2015 Endowment

7.55%

decline from 2014

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an endowment valued at about $21.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Platteville declined 7.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.19M 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. $3.01M - Federal

  2. $252k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville received $3.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $252k 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.

$58M

Salary Expenditure

$135M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a total expenditure of $135M. Of that $135M, they spent $58M on salaries and $135M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$58M

2015 Salaries

2.91%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville paid a median of $58M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 2.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.78% growth from 2013 and a 5.69% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.3M

Instructional Salaries

331

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville paid a total of $19.3M to 331 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

105 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were Professor with 97 employees; Lecturer with 89 employees; and Lecturer with 88 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees; Service with 95 employees; and Management with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was Male Professor with 66 employees, Male Assistant professor with 59 employees, and Female Lecturer with 47 employees.

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

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