University of Wisconsin Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,750

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,818

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.5%

5,886 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,486

47.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.5%

864 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin Colleges is a higher education institution located in Dane County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Liberal Arts & Sciences (28 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 1,504 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin Colleges. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,220 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750, which is $-2,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $4,750, which is $-2,664 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,818.

In 2017, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,750

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges was $4,750. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin Colleges is $-2,664 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,818

2017 Value

16.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Wisconsin Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,818. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Wisconsin Colleges grew by 16.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,520

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin Colleges was of $8,520 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.84% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

24%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 36% 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.

11.3%

2016 Default Rate

408

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin Colleges was 11.3%, which represents 408 out of the 3616 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 Colleges received 5,886 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.37% annual decline. Out of those 5,886 applicants, 4,677 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 11,486 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 69.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,677

Accepted Out of 5,886

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin Colleges was 79.5% (4,677 admissions from 5,886 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -2.37%, while admissions grew by 2.84%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin Colleges has a total enrollment of 11,486 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,021. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.2% White, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Asian, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.2%), followed by White Female (38.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,486 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 5,465 and the part-time enrollment is 6,021. This means that 47.6% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 Colleges was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), University of Wisconsin Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,216

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    862

  3. Asian

    404

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin Colleges is 80.2% White, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.52% Asian, 3.03% Two or More Races, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.67% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% 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 Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 67 students (0.583%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 238 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin Colleges are white (1,220 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Liberal Arts & Sciences (28 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,504 degrees awarded).

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 Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,941 people), Other managers (20,245 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (15,075 people), Education administrators (13,416 people), and Chief executives & legislators (10,834 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,504 degrees awarded).

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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 Colleges are Surgeons, Physicians, Information security analysts, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,504 degrees awarded).

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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 Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (97,748 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (25,896 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (18,541 people), Legal services (16,376 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (14,593 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,504 degrees awarded).

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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 Colleges.

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 633

  2. 871

In 2017, 633 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges, which is 0.727 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (871).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at University of Wisconsin Colleges by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 622 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.728 times less than the 854 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 854 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin Colleges in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.37 times more than the 622 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (27.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin Colleges is Female and White (27.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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, 0.116% 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

    1,220 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    109 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white (1,220 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

7.25% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    700 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    520 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin Colleges is white female (700 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (520 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $19.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $330k (1.71%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, University of Wisconsin Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $99.7M. University of Wisconsin Colleges employs 119 Associate professors, 70 Professors, and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin Colleges are Male Associate professors (69), Female Associate professors(50), and Male Professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 85 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.3M

2017 Endowment

1.26%

growth from 2016

University of Wisconsin Colleges has an endowment valued at about $19.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin Colleges grew 1.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.7M higher than than the median endowment of Associates 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 Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.7M - Federal

  2. $111k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Wisconsin Colleges received $1.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $111k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.2M

2017 Salaries

8.76%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a median of $41.2M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($99.7M) and a 8.76% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% decline from 2015 and a 1.17% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.8M

Instructional Salaries

287

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Wisconsin Colleges paid a total of $14.8M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

119 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

85 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Associate professor with 119 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees; Management with 58 employees; and Service with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin Colleges was Male Associate professor with 69 employees, Female Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

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

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