University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,519

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,849

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.16%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.3%

7,291 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,657

83.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.4%

1,166 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a higher education institution located in Walworth County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were General Finance (186 degrees awarded), Accounting (151 degrees), and Social Work (133 degrees).

In 2016, 2,833 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,394 degrees), 16.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-13,641 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-13,641 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 $12,849.

In 2016, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,519

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,519. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $-13,641 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,849

2016 Value

7.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,849. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew by 7.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,482

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was of $7,482 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.605% 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

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 43% 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.

5.16%

2015 Default Rate

144

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 5.16%, which represents 144 out of the 2791 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-Whitewater received 7,291 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.9% annual growth. Out of those 7,291 applicants, 5,056 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.3% acceptance rate.

There were 12,657 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2016, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an overall enrollment yield of 43.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,056

Accepted Out of 7,291

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 69.3% (5,056 admissions from 7,291 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19.9%, while admissions grew by 3.27%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a total enrollment of 12,657 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,561 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,096. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.1% White, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Two or More Races, 4.18% Black or African American, 1.88% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0553% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.8%), followed by White Female (40%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,657 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,561 and the part-time enrollment is 2,096. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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-Whitewater was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,394

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    713

  3. Two or More Races

    555

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 82.1% White, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.38% Two or More Races, 4.18% Black or African American, 1.88% Asian, 0.19% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0553% 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, 11 students (0.0869%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 133 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is General Finance (186 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (151 degrees) and Social Work (133 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees), and Education (433 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-Whitewater are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,178,924 people), Accountants & auditors (1,184,614 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,057,144 people), Financial managers (519,695 people), and Chief executives & legislators (459,007 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees), Education (433 degrees), Business (1,039 degrees), and Social Sciences (190 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-Whitewater are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees), Education (433 degrees), Business (1,039 degrees), and Social Sciences (190 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-Whitewater are Elementary & secondary schools (3,420,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (759,613 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (741,076 people), Banking & related activities (634,252 people), and Hospitals (582,701 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees), Education (433 degrees), Business (1,039 degrees), and Social Sciences (190 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-Whitewater.

Most Common

  1. 186 degrees awarded

  2. 151 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was General Finance with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,350

  2. 1,483

In 2016, 1,350 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is 0.91 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,483).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 152 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Accounting, which is 2 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 116 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Social Work, which is 6.82 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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

    2,394 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 16.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

0.141% 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

    1,242 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,152 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white female (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,152 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at nearly $20.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $115k (0.556%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total expenditure of $170M. Of that $170M, they spent $82M on salaries and $170M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater employs 133 Lecturers, 127 Assistant professors, and 126 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Female Lecturers (68), Female Assistant professors(68), and Male Associate professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, and Service with 113 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.7M

2015 Endowment

0.325%

decline from 2014

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at about $20.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater declined 0.325% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.15M 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. $1.7M - Federal

  2. $447k - State

  3. $69.5k - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received $1.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $447k from state grants and contracts, and $69.5k 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.

$82M

Salary Expenditure

$170M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total expenditure of $170M. Of that $170M, they spent $82M on salaries and $170M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$82M

2015 Salaries

3.73%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a median of $82M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($170M) and a 3.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.96% growth from 2013 and a 5.67% 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

$30.8M

Instructional Salaries

472

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a total of $30.8M to 472 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% 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

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

133 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

124 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Lecturer with 133 employees; Assistant professor with 127 employees; and Assistant professor with 126 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 124 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees; and Service with 113 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was Female Lecturer with 68 employees, Female Assistant professor with 68 employees, and Male Associate professor with 67 employees.

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

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