University of Wisconsin-Superior

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,535

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,470

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.1%

1,356 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,489

74.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.5%

157 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Superior is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Superior were General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (50 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (50 degrees).

In 2016, 549 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Superior. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (478 degrees), 31.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $-17,880 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $-17,880 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,470.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,535

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior was $6,535. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $-17,880 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$12,470

2016 Value

11.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin-Superior had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,470. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew by 11.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,540

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Superior was of $6,540 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Superior received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.92% with respect to 2015, when 61% 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.

7.63%

2015 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Superior was 7.63%, which represents 66 out of the 865 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-Superior received 1,356 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 34.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,356 applicants, 1,032 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,489 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,032

Accepted Out of 1,356

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Superior was 76.1% (1,032 admissions from 1,356 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 94%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 34.8%, while admissions grew by 9.09%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Superior has a total enrollment of 2,489 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,864 students and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 74.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.4% White, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0804% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (30%) and Two or More Races Female (2.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (79.2%), followed by White Male (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,489 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,864 and the part-time enrollment is 625. This means that 74.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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-Superior was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), University of Wisconsin-Superior had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,000

  2. Two or More Races

    87

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 80.4% White, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.49% Hispanic or Latino, 1.57% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0804% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 11 students (0.442%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 123 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Superior. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Superior are white (478 degrees awarded). There were 31.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior is General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (50 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Superior, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), Communications (54 degrees), and Legal (22 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-Superior are Elementary & middle school teachers (243,376 people), Miscellaneous managers (228,061 people), Social workers (209,018 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,792 people), and Marketing & sales managers (119,098 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), Communications (54 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), and English (19 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-Superior are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Financial analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), Communications (54 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), and English (19 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-Superior are Elementary & secondary schools (478,946 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (288,139 people), Hospitals (228,633 people), Legal services (137,330 people), and Computer Systems Design (136,431 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Interdisciplinary Studies (60 degrees awarded), Communications (54 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), and English (19 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-Superior.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior was General Business Administration & Management with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 213

  2. 336

In 2016, 213 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (336).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 37 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Superior in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.85 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Superior completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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-Superior is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.637% 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

    478 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (478 degrees awarded). There were 31.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (15 degrees).

0.546% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    296 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    182 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white female (296 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at nearly $15.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $54.3k (0.347%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total expenditure of $53.5M. Of that $53.5M, they spent $23.7M on salaries and $53.5M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-Superior employs 37 Associate professors, 31 Professors, and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Female Associate professors (22), Male Professors(19), and Female Lecturers (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Management with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.7M

2015 Endowment

8.82%

growth from 2014

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at about $15.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew 8.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $826k - Federal

  2. $535k - State

  3. $102k - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin-Superior received $826k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $535k from state grants and contracts, and $102k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$23.7M

Salary Expenditure

$53.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total expenditure of $53.5M. Of that $53.5M, they spent $23.7M on salaries and $53.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$23.7M

2015 Salaries

3.01%

decline from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a median of $23.7M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($53.5M) and a 3.01% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% growth from 2013 and a 3.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.11M

Instructional Salaries

125

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a total of $7.11M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Associate professor with 37 employees; Professor with 31 employees; and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Management with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Female Associate professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 19 employees, and Female Lecturer with 16 employees.

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

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