Milwaukee School of Engineering

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,270

3.96% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,998

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.41%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.3%

2,686 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,846

90.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.7%

305 Graduates

About

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Mechanical Engineering (131 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (88 degrees), and Registered Nursing (61 degrees).

In 2016, 669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Milwaukee School of Engineering. 25.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 74.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (486 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $36,270, which is $16,110 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $36,270, which is $16,110 more 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 $23,998.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,270

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering was $36,270. The cost of tuition at Milwaukee School of Engineering is $16,110 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$23,998

2016 Value

3.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Milwaukee School of Engineering had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,998. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Milwaukee School of Engineering grew by 3.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,762

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Milwaukee School of Engineering was of $8,762 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.13% 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

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Milwaukee School of Engineering received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 89% 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.

2.41%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Milwaukee School of Engineering was 2.41%, which represents 16 out of the 665 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

Milwaukee School of Engineering received 2,686 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,686 applicants, 1,781 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,846 students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,781

Accepted Out of 2,686

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Milwaukee School of Engineering was 66.3% (1,781 admissions from 2,686 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.5%, while admissions grew by 17.9%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Milwaukee School of Engineering has a total enrollment of 2,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,587 students and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.1% White, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.69% Asian, 2.46% Black or African American, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (48.6%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (40.7%), followed by White Female (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 2,587 and the part-time enrollment is 259. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Milwaukee School of Engineering are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Milwaukee School of Engineering was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Milwaukee School of Engineering had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,911

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    155

  3. Asian

    105

The enrolled student population at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 67.1% White, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.69% Asian, 2.46% Black or African American, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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, 233 students (8.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 323 fewer women than men received degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering. The majority of degree recipients at Milwaukee School of Engineering are white (486 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Mechanical Engineering (131 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (88 degrees) and Registered Nursing (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Milwaukee School of Engineering, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (449 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), and Business (111 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Registered nurses (1,324,939 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,192,849 people), Accountants & auditors (1,127,137 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (476,081 people), and Financial managers (469,249 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (449 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Business (111 degrees), Health (72 degrees), and Communications (7 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 Milwaukee School of Engineering are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (449 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Business (111 degrees), Health (72 degrees), and Communications (7 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 Milwaukee School of Engineering are Hospitals (1,801,955 people), Computer Systems Design (851,771 people), Elementary & secondary schools (789,033 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (687,793 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (633,298 people).

The most specialized majors at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Engineering (449 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (28 degrees), Business (111 degrees), Health (72 degrees), and Communications (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 131 degrees awarded

  2. 88 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Mechanical Engineering with 131 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 496

  2. 173

In 2016, 496 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering, which is 2.87 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, which is 17.7 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Milwaukee School of Engineering in Registered Nursing, which is 5.78 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from Milwaukee School of Engineering completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Milwaukee School of Engineering is Male and Two or More Races (80% 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, 2.3% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    486 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (48 degrees).

7.17% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    357 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    129 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Milwaukee School of Engineering is white male (357 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (129 degrees).

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Operations

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at nearly $60M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $930k (1.55%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Milwaukee School of Engineering had a total expenditure of $75.2M. Of that $75.2M, they spent $32.5M on salaries and $75.2M on benefits.

Milwaukee School of Engineering employs 47 Associate professors, 43 Professors, and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at Milwaukee School of Engineering are Male Associate professors (35), Male Professors(32), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering are: Service, with 40 employees, Management, with 36 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60M

2015 Endowment

0.726%

growth from 2014

Milwaukee School of Engineering has an endowment valued at about $60M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Milwaukee School of Engineering grew 0.726% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.1M higher 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.71M - Federal

  2. $2.31M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Milwaukee School of Engineering received $4.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.31M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$32.5M

Salary Expenditure

$75.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Milwaukee School of Engineering had a total expenditure of $75.2M. Of that $75.2M, they spent $32.5M on salaries and $75.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Milwaukee School of Engineering as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.5M

2015 Salaries

4.2%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a median of $32.5M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($75.2M) and a 4.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.28% growth from 2013 and a 0.416% 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

$10.9M

Instructional Salaries

134

Number of Employees

In 2015, Milwaukee School of Engineering paid a total of $10.9M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Associate professor with 47 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 43 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering were Service with 40 employees; Management with 36 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Milwaukee School of Engineering was Male Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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