University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,585
2022 Average Net Price
$13,130
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.531%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
7,290 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,274
88.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.8%
1,458 Graduates

About

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a higher education institution located in La Crosse County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were General Biological Sciences (247 degrees awarded), General Finance (192 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (190 degrees).

In 2022, 2,551 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,302 degrees), 28.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $7,585, which is $−16,411 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $7,585, which is $−16,411 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,130.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,585
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was $7,585. The cost of tuition at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is $−16,411 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,130
2022 Value
1.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,130. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grew by 1.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,770
Room and Board
$120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was of $6,770 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.67% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $120. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.5% with respect to 2021, when 58% 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.
0.531%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was 0.531%, which represents 12 out of the 2262 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received 7,290 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.16% annual growth. Out of those 7,290 applicants, 5,413 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,274 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2022.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an overall enrollment yield of 43%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,413
Accepted Out of 7,290

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was 74.3% (5,413 admissions from 7,290 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.16%, while admissions grew by 3.72%..

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Enrollment

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a total enrollment of 10,274 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 9,133 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,141. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.5% White, 3.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.613% Black or African American, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.7%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.2%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Asian Female (2.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,274 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 9,133 and the part-time enrollment is 1,141. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 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-La Crosse was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,094 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    401 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    313 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is 88.5% White, 3.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.613% Black or African American, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 53 students (0.516%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 465 more women than men received degrees from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is white (2,302 degrees awarded). There were 28.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is General Biological Sciences (247 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (192 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (190 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (248 degrees awarded), Biology (339 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (40 degrees).

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-La Crosse are Physicians (452,113 people), Other managers (252,470 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (249,604 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,016 people), and Secondary school teachers (161,861 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (248 degrees awarded), Biology (339 degrees), Language & Linguistics (40 degrees), Psychology (213 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-La Crosse are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (248 degrees awarded), Biology (339 degrees), Language & Linguistics (40 degrees), Psychology (213 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-La Crosse are Elementary & secondary schools (702,562 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (683,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (550,936 people), Outpatient care centers (270,738 people), and Offices of physicians (249,596 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (248 degrees awarded), Biology (339 degrees), Language & Linguistics (40 degrees), Psychology (213 degrees), and Math & Statistics (50 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-La Crosse.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 247 degrees awarded
  2. 192 degrees awarded
  3. 190 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was General Biological Sciences with 247 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,043
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,508
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,043 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which is 0.692 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,508).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in General Finance, which is 3.57 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 185 degrees were awarded to men at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.28 times more than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 44% of students graduating from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.686% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,302 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is white (2,302 degrees awarded). There were 28.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (80 degrees).

0.0784% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,384 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    918 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is white female (1,384 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (918 degrees).

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Operations

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an endowment valued at nearly $41.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.919%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse had a total salary expenditure of 168M. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employs 158 Associate professors, 144 Assistant professors and 129 Professors. Most academics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are Female Associate professor (89), Male Assistant professor (78), and Male Professor (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are: Service, with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 102 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

Endowment

$41.7M
2022 Endowment
9.41%
growth from 2021

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has an endowment valued at about $41.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grew 9.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.87M 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. $5.96M - Federal
  2. $171k - State
  3. $93.9k - Local

As of 2022, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse received $5.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $171k from state grants and contracts, and $93.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$72.2M
2022 Salaries
0.596%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse paid a median of $72.2M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($168M) and a 0.596% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.4M
Instructional Salaries
456
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse paid a total of $32.4M to 456 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
158 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were Associate professor with 158 employees, Assistant professor with 144 employees, and Professor with 129 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse were Service with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 102 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was Female Associate professor with 89 employees, Male Assistant professor with 78 employees, and Male Professor with 69 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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