University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,519
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,522
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.41%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.9%
6,046 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,989
78.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
62%
1,327 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 (219 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (184 degrees), and General Communication (141 degrees).

In 2020, 3,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,670 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $−16,011 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $−16,011 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 $12,522.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,519
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,519. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $−16,011 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,522
2020 Value
1.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,522. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew by 1.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,670
Room and Board
$580
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was of $7,670 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $580. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.36% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2019, 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.
5.41%
2018 Default Rate
302
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 5.41%, which represents 302 out of the 5584 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 6,046 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 6,046 applicants, 4,832 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.9% acceptance rate.

There were 11,989 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an overall enrollment yield of 42.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,832
Accepted Out of 6,046

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 79.9% (4,832 admissions from 6,046 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions grew by 1.26%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a total enrollment of 11,989 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 9,450 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,539. This means that 78.8% 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 81.9% White, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0667% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.9%), followed by White Female (39.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.2%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (3.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,989 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 9,450 and the part-time enrollment is 2,539. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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-Whitewater was 79%. 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
    9,822
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    948
  3. Black or African American
    489

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 81.9% White, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 2.02% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0667% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 180 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,670 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is General Finance (219 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (184 degrees) and General Communication (141 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 Education (515 degrees awarded), Communications (194 degrees), and Business (1,230 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 (2,023,033 people), Accountants & auditors (1,083,750 people), Other managers (830,554 people), Secondary school teachers (505,602 people), and Financial managers (495,788 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (515 degrees awarded), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,230 degrees), History (43 degrees), and English (73 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-Whitewater are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (515 degrees awarded), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,230 degrees), History (43 degrees), and English (73 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 (3,451,765 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (765,175 people), Computer Systems Design (571,730 people), Banking & related activities (549,587 people), and Insurance carriers (514,437 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Education (515 degrees awarded), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,230 degrees), History (43 degrees), and English (73 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. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was General Finance with 219 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,536
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,716
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,536 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is 0.895 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,716).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 163 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 1.2 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 136 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in General Business, which is 0.834 times less than the 163 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 31% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is Female and White (70.3% 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
    2,670 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,670 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

0.123% 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
    1,393 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,277 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white female (1,393 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,277 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at nearly $29.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (4.16%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total salary expenditure of $199M. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater employs 151 Associate professors, 109 Lecturers, and 107 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Male Associate professors (79), Female Associate professors(72), and Male Professors (60).

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 141 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, and Service with 107 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.5M
2020 Endowment
4.45%
decline from 2019

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at about $29.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater declined 4.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.1M 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. $3.18M - Federal
  2. $1.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received $3.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$88.3M
2020 Salaries
3.23%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a median of $88.3M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($199M) and a 3.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.09% growth from 2018 and a 3.37% 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

$34.3M
Instructional Salaries
471
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a total of $34.3M to 471 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
141 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Associate professor with 151 employees; Lecturer with 109 employees; and Lecturer with 107 employees.

In 2020, 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 141 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; and Service with 107 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was Male Associate professor with 79 employees, Female Associate professor with 72 employees, and Male Professor with 60 employees.

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