University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,519

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,422

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.56%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.3%

6,745 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,434

82.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

61.7%

1,229 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 (165 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (144 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (143 degrees).

In 2017, 2,828 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,390 degrees), 17.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-14,214 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $6,519, which is $-14,214 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,422.

In 2017, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,519

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,519. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is $-14,214 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,422

2017 Value

3.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,422. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew by 3.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,755

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was of $6,755 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.72% between 2016 and 2017. 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

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

8.56%

2016 Default Rate

549

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 8.56%, which represents 549 out of the 6413 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 6,745 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.49% annual decline. Out of those 6,745 applicants, 4,745 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.3% acceptance rate.

There were 12,434 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an overall enrollment yield of 42.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,745

Accepted Out of 6,745

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was 70.3% (4,745 admissions from 6,745 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.49%, while admissions declined by -6.15%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has a total enrollment of 12,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,204. This means that 82.3% 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% White, 5.98% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 4.02% Black or African American, 1.87% Asian, 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% 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 (39.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 10,230 and the part-time enrollment is 2,204. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. 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

    10,190

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    743

  3. Two or More Races

    548

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is 82% White, 5.98% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Two or More Races, 4.02% Black or African American, 1.87% Asian, 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0643% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 15 students (0.121%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 92 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are white (2,390 degrees awarded). There were 17.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is General Finance (165 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (144 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (143 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 (182 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (140 degrees), and Education (428 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 (2,194,755 people), Accountants & auditors (1,141,032 people), Other managers (792,428 people), Financial managers (460,527 people), and Education administrators (387,644 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (182 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (140 degrees), Education (428 degrees), Business (1,010 degrees), and English (57 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (182 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (140 degrees), Education (428 degrees), Business (1,010 degrees), and English (57 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 (3,403,441 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (708,877 people), Banking & related activities (549,462 people), Computer Systems Design (538,335 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (498,298 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Communications (182 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (140 degrees), Education (428 degrees), Business (1,010 degrees), and English (57 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. 165 degrees awarded

  2. 144 degrees awarded

  3. 143 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was General Finance with 165 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,368

  2. 1,460

In 2017, 1,368 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is 0.937 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 135 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Accounting, which is 1.65 times more than the 82 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Social Work, which is 5.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% 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, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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 (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.0814% 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

    2,390 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    135 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white (2,390 degrees awarded). There were 17.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,221 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,169 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is white female (1,221 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,169 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at nearly $26.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $560k (2.09%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had a total salary expenditure of $187M. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater employs 138 Associate professors, 135 Assistant professors, and 131 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are Female Lecturers (72), Male Associate professors(69), and Female Associate professors (69).

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 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 121 employees, and Service with 117 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.7M

2017 Endowment

20.4%

growth from 2016

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has an endowment valued at about $26.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater grew 20.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.38M 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. $1.6M - Federal

  2. $1.69M - State

  3. $11.7k - Local

As of 2017, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater received $1.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.69M from state grants and contracts, and $11.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.5M

2017 Salaries

3.48%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a median of $79.5M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 3.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.37% decline from 2015 and a 3.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.7M

Instructional Salaries

502

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater paid a total of $33.7M to 502 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

138 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

126 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were Associate professor with 138 employees; Assistant professor with 135 employees; and Assistant professor with 131 employees.

In 2017, 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 126 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 121 employees; and Service with 117 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was Female Lecturer with 72 employees, Male Associate professor with 69 employees, and Female Associate professor with 69 employees.

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