University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,361

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,176

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.35%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78%

6,510 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,747

88.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.7%

1,393 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a higher education institution located in Eau Claire County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were General Business Administration & Management (161 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (146 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (144 degrees).

In 2016, 2,426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,197 degrees), 28.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $7,361, which is $-12,799 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $7,361, which is $-12,799 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 $14,176.

In 2016, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,361

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was $7,361. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is $-12,799 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,176

2016 Value

6.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,176. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire grew by 6.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,322

Room and Board

$400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was of $7,322 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $400. The cost of room and board increased by 6.42% 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

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2015, when 46% 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.

2.35%

2015 Default Rate

58

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was 2.35%, which represents 58 out of the 2468 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-Eau Claire received 6,510 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.1% annual growth. Out of those 6,510 applicants, 5,078 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 10,747 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an overall enrollment yield of 45.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,078

Accepted Out of 6,510

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was 78% (5,078 admissions from 6,510 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 85.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.1%, while admissions grew by 2.65%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has a total enrollment of 10,747 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 9,499 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,248. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.5% White, 3.54% Asian, 2.53% Hispanic or Latino, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1% Black or African American, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0651% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (54.9%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Asian Female (2.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (83.5%), followed by White Male (12.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.971%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,747 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 9,499 and the part-time enrollment is 1,248. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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-Eau Claire was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,506

  2. Asian

    380

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    272

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is 88.5% White, 3.54% Asian, 2.53% Hispanic or Latino, 1.99% Two or More Races, 1% Black or African American, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0651% 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, 22 students (0.205%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 504 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The majority of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are white (2,197 degrees awarded). There were 28.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is General Business Administration & Management (161 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (146 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (144 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), and Math & Statistics (74 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 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Postsecondary teachers (158,498 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,473 people), Miscellaneous managers (149,312 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (91,748 people), and Physicians & surgeons (91,228 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (74 degrees), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (19 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-Eau Claire are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (74 degrees), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (19 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-Eau Claire are Elementary & secondary schools (285,703 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,935 people), Hospitals (156,699 people), Computer Systems Design (122,366 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (76,609 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (99 degrees), Math & Statistics (74 degrees), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (19 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-Eau Claire.

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was General Business Administration & Management with 161 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 961

  2. 1,465

In 2016, 961 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,465).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 135 degrees were awarded to women at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Registered Nursing, which is 11.3 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 29% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is Female and Black or African American (100% 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, 0.215% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,197 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is white (2,197 degrees awarded). There were 28.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (77 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

    1,333 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    864 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is white female (1,333 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (864 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an endowment valued at nearly $57.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $79.5k (0.139%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $83.6M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire employs 143 Professors, 102 Associate professors, and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are Male Professors (102), Female Associate professors(65), and Female Assistant professors (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, and Service with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57.3M

2015 Endowment

7.64%

growth from 2014

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has an endowment valued at about $57.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire grew 7.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.5M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.48M - Federal

  2. $102k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received $4.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $102k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$83.6M

Salary Expenditure

$174M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $83.6M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$83.6M

2015 Salaries

3.38%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire paid a median of $83.6M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 3.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.07% growth from 2013 and a 3.63% 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

$29.7M

Instructional Salaries

449

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire paid a total of $29.7M to 449 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

143 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

126 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were Professor with 143 employees; Associate professor with 102 employees; and Associate professor with 94 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; and Service with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was Male Professor with 102 employees, Female Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 55 employees.

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

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