University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,428

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,046

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

72.2%

3,232 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,938

83.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.9%

663 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees awarded), General Animal Sciences (110 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (98 degrees).

In 2016, 1,472 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,335 degrees), 39.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $-13,732 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $6,428, which is $-13,732 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 $14,046.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,428

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was $6,428. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is $-13,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,046

2016 Value

6.27%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin-River Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,046. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-River Falls grew by 6.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,674

Room and Board

$360

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was of $7,674 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $360. The cost of room and board increased by 10.4% 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

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-River Falls received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.44% with respect to 2015, when 45% 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.

3.8%

2015 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 3.8%, which represents 63 out of the 1656 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-River Falls received 3,232 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 30.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,232 applicants, 2,332 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,938 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 52.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,332

Accepted Out of 3,232

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls was 72.2% (2,332 admissions from 3,232 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 89.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 30.5%, while admissions grew by 4.9%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has a total enrollment of 5,938 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 4,984 students and the part-time enrollment is 954. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.7% White, 2.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (54.9%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Two or More Races Female (1.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.6%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Asian Female (1.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,938 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 4,984 and the part-time enrollment is 954. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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-River Falls was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,208

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    167

  3. Two or More Races

    154

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is 87.7% White, 2.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.37% Asian, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% 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, 13 students (0.219%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 370 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are white (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 39.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees awarded), followed by General Animal Sciences (110 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (98 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (240 degrees awarded), Communications (120 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (25 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-River Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,960,025 people), Physicians & surgeons (400,932 people), Miscellaneous managers (345,805 people), Secondary school teachers (338,709 people), and Education administrators (292,724 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (240 degrees awarded), Communications (120 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Education (264 degrees), and Biology (109 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (240 degrees awarded), Communications (120 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Education (264 degrees), and Biology (109 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-River Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (2,914,243 people), Hospitals (597,493 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,487 people), Offices of physicians (181,819 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (160,218 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Agriculture (240 degrees awarded), Communications (120 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (25 degrees), Education (264 degrees), and Biology (109 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-River Falls.

Most Common

  1. 149 degrees awarded

  2. 110 degrees awarded

  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was General Business Administration & Management with 149 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 551

  2. 921

In 2016, 551 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, which is 0.598 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 88 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 99 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-River Falls in General Animal Sciences, which is 9 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-River Falls 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 57% 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 (59.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is Female and White (59.7% 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% 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

    1,335 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 39.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (34 degrees).

0.272% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    843 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    492 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-River Falls is white female (843 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (492 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $21.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $36.9k (0.173%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a total expenditure of $98.8M. Of that $98.8M, they spent $44.5M on salaries and $98.8M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls employs 102 Professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 41 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are Male Professors (71), Female Professors(31), and Female Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.3M

2015 Endowment

3.02%

growth from 2014

University of Wisconsin-River Falls has an endowment valued at about $21.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-River Falls grew 3.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.56M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.83M - Federal

  2. $209k - State

  3. $30k - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin-River Falls received $2.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $209k from state grants and contracts, and $30k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$44.5M

Salary Expenditure

$98.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-River Falls had a total expenditure of $98.8M. Of that $98.8M, they spent $44.5M on salaries and $98.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$44.5M

2015 Salaries

1.98%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a median of $44.5M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($98.8M) and a 1.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.87% growth from 2013 and a 0.0212% 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

$14.6M

Instructional Salaries

219

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-River Falls paid a total of $14.6M to 219 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% 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

102 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Professor with 102 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 41 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees; and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-River Falls was Male Professor with 71 employees, Female Professor with 31 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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