University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,418
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,706
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.48%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.5%
3,671 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,547
80.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.2%
946 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a higher education institution located in Grant County, WI. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were Mechanical Engineering (190 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees), and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (168 degrees).

In 2020, 1,964 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 40.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,695 degrees), 20.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $6,418, which is $−16,112 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $6,418, which is $−16,112 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 $14,706.

In 2020, 54% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Platteville received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,418
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was $6,418. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is $−16,112 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,706
2020 Value
0.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Wisconsin-Platteville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,706. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Platteville grew by 0.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,040
Room and Board
$630
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was of $8,040 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $630. The cost of room and board increased by 6.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Platteville received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 14.9% 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.
5.48%
2018 Default Rate
259
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was 5.48%, which represents 259 out of the 4729 total borrowers.

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville received 3,671 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.65% annual growth. Out of those 3,671 applicants, 2,991 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,547 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an overall enrollment yield of 46.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,991
Accepted Out of 3,671

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville was 81.5% (2,991 admissions from 3,671 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 7.65%, while admissions grew by 3.39%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville has a total enrollment of 7,547 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 6,095 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,452. This means that 80.8% 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 87.8% White, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.62% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (57.1%), followed by White Female (32.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (19%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,547 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 6,095 and the part-time enrollment is 1,452. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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-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
    6,626
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    394
  3. Two or More Races
    143

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is 87.8% White, 5.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.89% Two or More Races, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.62% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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.

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, 15 students (0.199%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 372 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is white (1,695 degrees awarded). There were 20.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is Mechanical Engineering (190 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees) and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (168 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 (153 degrees awarded), Engineering (563 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (168 degrees).

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 Other managers (416,991 people), Software developers (414,250 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,518 people), Civil engineers (258,378 people), and Mechanical engineers (195,993 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (153 degrees awarded), Engineering (563 degrees), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), and Physical Sciences (29 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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (153 degrees awarded), Engineering (563 degrees), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), and Physical Sciences (29 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 (480,218 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (451,090 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,412 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (329,405 people), and Construction (318,237 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Agriculture (153 degrees awarded), Engineering (563 degrees), Engineering Technologies (168 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), and Physical Sciences (29 degrees).

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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. 190 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 168 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was Mechanical Engineering with 190 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
796
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,168 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, which is 1.47 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (796).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 176 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Mechanical Engineering, which is 12.6 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.16 times more than the 74 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 24% 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, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is Female and Asian (75% 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,695 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is white (1,695 degrees awarded). There were 20.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

0.764% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,008 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    687 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is white male (1,008 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (687 degrees).

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an endowment valued at nearly $39.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $607k (1.52%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a total salary expenditure of $143M. University of Wisconsin-Platteville employs 88 Professors, 72 Assistant professors, and 69 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are Male Professors (55), Male Associate professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (47).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Service, with 95 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

Endowment

$39.9M
2020 Endowment
12.3%
growth from 2019

University of Wisconsin-Platteville has an endowment valued at about $39.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Platteville grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $278k higher 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. $2.94M - Federal
  2. $106k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Wisconsin-Platteville received $2.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $106k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$61.4M
2020 Salaries
6.38%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Platteville paid a median of $61.4M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 6.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.51% growth from 2018 and a 0.656% 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

$19.4M
Instructional Salaries
296
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Platteville paid a total of $19.4M to 296 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were Professor with 88 employees; Assistant professor with 72 employees; and Assistant professor with 69 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville were Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; Service with 95 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Platteville was Male Professor with 55 employees, Male Associate professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 47 employees.

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