University of Wisconsin-Superior

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,535
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,405
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.9%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.1%
1,067 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,560
64.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.3%
141 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 Elementary Education & Teaching (69 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (47 degrees).

In 2020, 648 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Superior. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (500 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $−21,865 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $6,535, which is $−21,865 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,405.

In 2020, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,535
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior was $6,535. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Superior is $−21,865 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,405
2020 Value
5.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Wisconsin-Superior had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,405. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew by 5.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,870
Room and Board
$970
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Superior was of $6,870 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $970. The cost of room and board increased by 1.15% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Superior received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13% with respect to 2019, when 54% 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.
5.9%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Superior was 5.9%, which represents 47 out of the 796 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-Superior received 1,067 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.49% annual decline. Out of those 1,067 applicants, 919 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,560 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
919
Accepted Out of 1,067

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Superior was 86.1% (919 admissions from 1,067 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 82%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.49%, while admissions declined by −3.87%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Superior has a total enrollment of 2,560 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,642 students and the part-time enrollment is 918. This means that 64.1% 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 83.2% White, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 2.07% Black or African American, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Asian, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.5%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Asian Female (2.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,560 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 1,642 and the part-time enrollment is 918. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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-Superior was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    2,129
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    87
  3. Two or More Races
    55

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Superior is 83.2% White, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.15% Two or More Races, 2.07% Black or African American, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.05% Asian, and 0.117% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 6 students (0.234%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 186 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Superior. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (500 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Elementary Education & Teaching (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (47 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 Education (233 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (56 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (38 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 (1,541,390 people), Secondary school teachers (530,562 people), Education administrators (289,487 people), Special education teachers (213,084 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (201,864 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Education (233 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), Legal (23 degrees), and English (15 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-Superior are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Education (233 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), Legal (23 degrees), and English (15 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 (2,910,496 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,428 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (233,779 people), Individual & family services (165,684 people), and Legal services (118,189 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Education (233 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (56 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), Legal (23 degrees), and English (15 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.
Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 47 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Elementary Education & Teaching with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

231
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 231 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is 0.554 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Superior in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Superior in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Superior is Female and Hispanic or Latino (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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
    500 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white (500 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

0.617% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    334 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Superior is white female (334 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at nearly $21M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.4k (0.0736%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Superior had a total salary expenditure of $56.7M. University of Wisconsin-Superior employs 29 Lecturers, 29 Professors, and 28 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Superior are Female Lecturers (21), Male Professors(21), and Female Associate professors (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 47 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21M
2020 Endowment
18.8%
growth from 2019

University of Wisconsin-Superior has an endowment valued at about $21M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Superior grew 18.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.9M 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. $2.09M - Federal
  2. $135k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Wisconsin-Superior received $2.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $135k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.2M
2020 Salaries
1.44%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a median of $22.2M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($56.7M) and a 1.44% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.72% growth from 2018 and a 1.19% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.73M
Instructional Salaries
112
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Superior paid a total of $6.73M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior were Lecturer with 29 employees; Professor with 29 employees; and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2020, 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 47 employees; Management with 39 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Superior was Female Lecturer with 21 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

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

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